Outer Space (Forum for Philosophy)
25 October, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The space race is back, and this time its personal. But does it matter that instead of warring nations, this time it’s being led by tech billionaires and entrepreneurs? Can we justify its ecological impact? Is it worth the risk? And is this the future of humanity, or just another step towards our demise? We discuss the philosophical, ethical, and anthropological questions behind space exploration.
Kathryn Denning, Associate Professor in Anthropology, York University, Canada
Neil McDonnell, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, University of Glasgow
Kelly Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Clemson University
Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor, University of the Arts London
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