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“Reclaiming the Future” – presentation by David Lowenthal, 3/13/08

March 13, 2008IASEvents0

Professor Lowenthal’s talk will deal with the causes and consequences of a loss of faith in the future, which has eroded global confidence over the last 30 or 40 years, and its implications for the Enlightenment sense of progress, social and ecological sustainability, and concern for both biological and cultural posterity. He concludes with examples of attempts to overcome fixations, above all in capitalist democracies, on short-term goals. Cosponsored by The University Libraries and The Department of Geography.

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