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The Chosen Species

Synopsis Date Posted 24.08.2010

Raymond Tallis, Christopher Hamilton, Mary Midgley. David Malone chairs. From our earliest myths and theologies to modern liberal humanism, humankind has clung to the view that we are somehow special: a chosen species. But are we? If we have no unique place or purpose in the universe what will become of us, and our notions of progress and truth? Leading polymath Raymond Tallis, postmodern thinker Christopher Hamilton and eminent philosopher Mary Midgley talk to filmmaker David Malone on what it might mean to be human after the end of humanism.

 

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