Philosophers' Cafe: Is There Hope for Humanity?

Nov
27
When: Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Off Campus

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street


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Come join us for a public discussion on "Is There Hope for Humanity?" led by John Anderson.

Since the beginning of the Holocene, when humans killed off the woolly mammoth, mastodon and Cro-Magnon, they have set the course for an ecological nightmare. Human nature is neither tabula rasa nor “noble savage” as many in the social sciences endorse. The history of humankind is replete with patriarchy, forced servitude, slavery, pogroms, genocides, and warfare ― with religions and political ideologies rationalizing these cruelties. Against this bleak prognosis, is there hope for humankind?

John Anderson is an Honorary Research Associate (Criminology) at Vancouver Island University. His main areas of interest are corporate and state crime. He enjoys reading, hiking, mountain-biking, and contemplating the future of humanity.


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