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"Man as a Geological Agent: Historical and Normative Perspectives on the Anthropocene"
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 Keynote by Naomi Oreskes
The Collapse of Western Civilization
Why is it easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism? This is but one of the questions that Naomi Oreskes takes up and discusses. Historical background and economic logics meet geological findings. A critique of Western civilization.
Naomi Oreskes is a historian of science and professor at the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.