Melissa Stephenson’s debut book is her powerful memoir Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride To Heartbreak And Beyond. Our conversation explores how this UM graduate and Missoula resident gained the confidence to share her deepest truths and the process she went through to craft this poignant and powerful piece of writing.
This week we chat with Christopher Preston, Professor of Philosophy at University of Montana. Christopher recently published The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World. The central argument of the book is that human beings have fundamentally altered the planet in a manner unprecedented in history. We chat talk about the areas in which this is happening – climate, genetics, artificial intelligence, etc. It’s fascinating, horrifying, inspiring, and humbling all at the same time. Christopher makes a compelling case that the world needs philosophy now more than ever.
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