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A.C. Grayling: For the Good of the World

‘Remember what Bertrand Russell said, most people would rather die than think, and most people do. And that’s the world’s tragedy. So to get people to think is the very, very first step in motivating the people of the planet to rise up and do something about the difficulties that we face, because there is no alternative.’ 


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Is global agreement on global challenges possible? World-renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling believes an answer to this question is urgently needed.

In his latest book, For the Good of the World, Grayling proposes that the three biggest challenges facing the world today are climate change, the rapid development of high-impact technology and a global deficit in social and economic justice.

At this special keynote lecture, Technology, Climate, Justice and Rights: Can We Get the Whole World to Agree on Any of Them?, Grayling expands his thinking on these ideas, before answering burning questions from the audience. Can we agree on a set of values that will allow us to confront the threats facing our planet? Or will these issues progress at a rate that continues to outstrip our ability to deal with them?

Don’t miss this thought-provoking address recorded on Thursday 15 September 2022 and hosted by Bhakthi Puvanenthiran. This conversation was presented with support from Dumbo Feather.

Featured music is Formations by Van Sandano.


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