J. Baird Callicott is recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award | Philosophy & Religion

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January 5, 2016

J. Baird Callicott is recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award

The International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture is pleased to announce that J. Baird Callicott is the recipient of our first Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the study of religion, nature and culture. The award goes to those whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks, not just to scholars, but more broadly to the public and to multiple disciplines as well. Since teaching the world's first course in environmental ethics in 1971 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Professor Callicott has become best known as the foremost exponent of Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic in relation to issues of environmental stewardship, wilderness, and climate change. Among his many students, colleagues, and friends, he is known as a warm and generous person and a powerful mentor -- qualities that make him especially deserving of an award that calls not only for a transdisciplinary intelligence but for an embracing generosity of mind. It is in this spirit that the ISSRNC honors this capacious, engaging, and highly original thinker with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. The society will recognize Dr. Callicott at its 10th anniversary conference, Religion, Science and the Future. For the ISSRNC's full tribute to Dr. Callicott, please go to page 6 of the program for Religion Science and the Future: