Roger Crisp: "Pessimism about the Future"

  • Date: –13:00
  • Location: Engelska parken - Eng2-1022
  • Organiser: Department of Philosophy
  • Contact person: Erik Carlson
  • Seminarium

The Higher Seminar in Practical Philosophy

Roger Crisp, Oxford University: "Pessimism about the Future"


Abstract
It is widely believed that one of the main reasons we should seek to decrease existential risk arising from global warming, bioterrorism, and so on is that it would be very bad overall were human and other sentient beings to become extinct. In this presentation, I shall argue that it is not unreasonable to believe that extinction would be good overall.