Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk
University of Minnesota Press
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Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk
University of Minnesota Press
$10.00
A new philosophical field has emerged. “Existential risk” studies any real or hypothetical human extinction event in the near or distant future. This movement examines catastrophes ranging from runaway global warming to nuclear warfare to malevolent artificial intelligence, deploying a curious mix of utilitarian ethics, statistical risk analysis, and, controversially, a transhuman advocacy that would aim to supersede almost all extinction scenarios. The proponents of existential risk thinking, led by Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom, have seen their work gain immense popularity, attracting endorsement from Bill Gates and Elon Musk, millions of dollars, and millions of views.

Author: Joshua Schuster, Derek Woods
Year: 2021
Pages: 136
Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.
Cover: Softcover
ISBN: 9781517912918
Language: English