Evans is a well-known Kant scholar who writes widely on hunting, fishing and environmental ethics. His book "With Respect for Nature: Living as Part of the Natural World," will be published in May.
In a famous letter dated 1336, Petrarch described his ascent of Mont Vantoux in southern France. Later, many historians claimed it was the first time in Western literary history when someone climbed a mountain simply to take in the view. However, other historians have disputed the interpretation of the letter, but Evans defends it in "I Climb the Mountain," a book that Evans is writing.
Evans talk is free and is sponsored by the MSU Department of History and Philosophy in cooperation with the Hausser Fund for the Humanities.
Contact: Gordon Brittan (406) 994-5208