What happened to utopia?
Since the collapse of the Berlin wall, there has been a dearth of inspiring visions for the future. Humanity seems to be trying to prevent political and environmental collapse rather than moving forward to an ideal outcome. Are we beyond utopian thinking, or just depressed? Can we conjure up a credible utopia?
Co-sponsored by Lynn Valley Public Library
Mark Battersby teaches at Capilano University. He is endlessly curious about humans and the world, and he is deeply committed to helping people think more reasonably about complex issues.
About the Philosophers' Café
Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés, and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.