My talk to an Extinction Rebellion audience at the University of East Anglia. I'm particularly proud of this one.
Media appearances and talks
This is the Media appearances and talks section of my website. Here you will find a collection of some of the public appearances, philosophy lectures, and television interviews that I have accumulated in my career to date. For archiving of my some of local radio appearances, you can check out my Soundcloud account here.
Earlier this month I was on the Growing Wild podcast discussing some of my recent work on climate change and civilisational succession, as well as my activism with Extinction Rebellion. You can listen to the full podcast here.
This is my third appearance on Toby Buckle's Political Philosophy Podcast. In this interview, we cover private language, essential contestability, and political ideologies. We also discuss if it is possible to escape political ideologies or the use of power: Can we carve out true friendships separate from the forms of oppression that surround us? Thanks once again to Toby for being an excellent interviewer! The full podcast can be accessed here.
This week I was back on Toby Buckle's Political Philosophy Podcast. In this interview, we cover Wittgenstein’s life, his approach to philosophy, his value to us, and the metaphors of family resemblances, word games, and money. The full podcast can be accessed here.
This week I appeared on the Collapse Chronicles podcast to discuss the ecological crises and what it means for our civilization. Thanks to Sam Mitchell for insightful questions and for hosting this wide ranging discussion.
On the 7th of November 2018 I gave a talk at Churchill College called 'This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done?' for the Shed A Light series of talks. This was not an easy talk to give, I poured my heart and soul into it.
In this interview Toby Buckle from The Political Philosophy Podcast discuses my critique of John Rawls, in which I argue that contemporary liberalism is too individualist, too static, and unable to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. The full 45 minute interview can be accessed here.
Ashish Kothari discusses his new book with me, 'Alternative Futures: India Unshackled' and GEJ Group, and its contribution to environmental justice scholarship. Seminar organised and run by the Global Environmental Justice Group at UEA on 30.01.2018
From bats to beetles, animals sense the world differently in order to survive. Yet we think seeing and feeling tell us how things really are. Might our senses be radically limited? Are science and logic routes to escape our sensory limitations, or is feeling the rain on our skin the closest we get to truth?
Cognitive neuroscientist Ophelia Deroy, philosopher and author of Philosophy for Life Rupert Read, and closure theorist Hilary Lawson confront the limits of perception.
I gave this talk at the Climate and Apocalypse conference on June 29, 2017. This is one of the more intense presentations I've given. In it I consider reasons why our society may well fail to address the ecological crises in time, and what this would mean for possible future societies.