The Good Ancestor

Ebury Publishing, 16 jul. 2020 - 336 pagina's
"We are trapped in an age of short-term thinking. But in 50 years, in 100 years, in 500 years, there will still be human beings living, working, loving and dreaming across the continents of planet Earth. The lives they lead will be profoundly influenced by how we act today, by the consequences of the hisotry they will inherit. We are poised at a moment in time where we face an existential choice: do we want to become good ancestors?

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Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than twenty languages. He is the founder of the world's first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here.

Roman has been named by the Observer as one of Britain's leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. He is an acclaimed public speaker, and his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google's headquarters in California.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. Roman has worked as an academic, a gardener and a human rights campaigner. He is also a fanatical real tennis player and has a passion for making furniture.

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