At the new year we tend to think about how to improve our lives. This month we'll discuss whether we should also think about improving life for future generations. Even though we won't be around, do we have an obligation to do anything about climate change, national debt, the environment, world peace for humanity in general?
It turns out that "Intergenerational Justice" is quite a burgeoning topic in philosophy as well as several other spheres. If you'd like to review some of the many questions being raised about it, here are some links:
"What is the good life?" "What is love?" "Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?" Do you like to discuss philosophical questions? Come share your ideas with others who like doing the same. The Springfield Socrates Cafe is facilitated by Andy Johnson, a member of the philosophy department at MSU. For more information about the Socrates Cafe, listen to the profile of founder Christoper Phillips on NPR, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph..., or go to http://www.philosopher.org and click on the link "Socrates Cafe" in the first paragraph.