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Outer Space (Forum for Philosophy)

25 October, 6:00 pm7:15 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.

 

Speakers

Klara Anna Capova, Researcher in Anthropology of Space and Society
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

 

Chair

Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Professor, University of the Arts London

 

More information, including details of how to attend, here.

 

Details

Date:
25 October
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/programme/outer-space/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org