In his most recent book, Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young explained how philosophy is more relevant than ever to our lives. In this enlightening discussion, Damon and fellow philosopher (and science-fiction author) Russell Blackford will examine how emerging technologies and schools of thought are combining to map out a fascinating future for the human mind.
This entertaining event will cover all the big issues, from faith to time travel, graphic novels to superhero movies, as our guests run the gamut of how philosophy interacts with technology, religion and humanity in films, books and our daily lives.
Damon Young is a philosopher and writer, and winner of the Australian Association of Philosophy’s media prize. Damon is the author of Distraction, Philosophy in the Garden, and How to Think About Exercise, all of which are also published overseas in English and translation.
Dr Russell Blackford is a philosopher, literary critic, editor, and author. His many books include 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists (co-edited with Udo Schuklenk), Freedom of Religion and the Secular State, 50 Great Myths About Atheism (co-authored with Udo Schuklenk), and Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies. (rodneyvc)