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The Man Determining Humanity’s Future

On a rainy, winter’s day, in the 14th-century Oriel College, in the 16th-century Christ Church College, and across the street in the blue-domed, 18th-century Radcliffe Camera library, many of the world’s brightest students and professors are studying all aspects of the past—from philosophy, to history, to classical literature. 2,372 more words

Science

Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

Pessimism, Huw Price says, is a necessary antidote to society’s optimism. Price is the Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and one of the founders of the Cambridge  520 more words

Existential Risk