I will host an Interintellect “Salon” (roughly: an informal undergraduate/graduate seminar) to discuss Holden Karnosky's "Most Important Century" series on Thursday 21st October.
For details, and to book your place, see here:
I can arrange several free places: if you're keen to attend but the ticket price is an issue, just send me an email.
Focus questions for the salon:
- Is the “most important century” argument sound? How seriously should we take it?
- If we accept this argument... what might an appropriate response look like?
We may also discuss:
- Sequence thinking vs cluster thinking
- Worldview diversification
- When to take wild claims seriously, and when not to.
- The difference between believing something in the abstract and believing something “in your bones”, and the relation between the two.
Discussion: 2 hours.
Optional 30-60 minute ‘after party’.
The event will be recorded, and the recording may be shared on YouTube.
Ezra Klein interviews Holden Karnofsky (1 hour interview, transcript available)
Suggested reading (optional):