*online* Thinking On Sunday: Being Human
What does it mean to be human? Amanda Rees and Charlotte Sleigh showing how, by understanding humanity, we can go some way to resolving our, and the world's, biggest problems.
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What does it mean to be human? And what, if anything, does it have to do with being a member of the animal species Homo sapiens? Giving a talks based on their acclaimed and dazzling book, Human, Amanda Rees and Charlotte Sleigh get to the very heart of our (rather unscientific) motivations and prejudices about humanity, showing how, by understanding them, we can go some way to resolving the world's biggest problems.
From beasts to aliens, widespread but often problematic links with six other beings are explored. Deep philosophical questions are tackled, including humanity's common purpose, life's meaning and what it means to be accepted as part of a community. Global in its outlook and illustrated by stunning pictures, their book Human is a powerful, funny and iconoclastic antidote to post-humanism
Amanda Rees is Reader in Sociology at the University of York. She is author of The Infanticide Controversy: Primatology and the Art of Field Science (2009) and editor of Presenting Futures Past: Science Fiction and the History of Science (2019).
Category: Attractions | Talks and Lectures
General Admission: GBP 5.00
Speakers: Amanda Rees, Charlotte Sleigh