SCI-FI PHILOSOPHY CONCEPT: The sci-fi genre predicted some scenarios that we are currently facing, yet the future is different than what we have ever dreamed of. We were supposed to establish a new society on Mars, but instead are addicted to social media. Maybe the 21st. century will be different than the dream, because humanity is trying to push its limits without a clear vision. The vision of a good life and the concept of the meaning of a good life are challenges that have always fascinated philosophers. Some contemporary philosophers speculate that we should try to overcome the limitations of our species by developing new forms of (un)natural selection based on intelligent choice. Perhaps science will be art after all, but whose choice will it be, and for what intelligence will we decide?
The series Sci-Fi Philosophy is based on the premise that we should try to bridge the gaps between prediction and reality, science and the ordinary, scholars and the general public, past and the future. UCM CB organizes Sci-fi Philosophy as a public series of lectures dedicated to the discussion of future visions of experts from different fields of beneficial human inquiry. The lectures are open for all participants that are interested in the themes of the time that will one day come.
The series started in 2018 and is organized by UCM CB with generous support from the Slovak Research Development Agency, the Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, and the interest, spirit, and positive visions of all participants.
According to some experts, humanity will face many
existential risks in the 21st century. These risks not only damage the environment but also
threaten the biodiversity of our world. The scientists from The
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Services (IPBES) argue that the threat of extinction is more urgent than the
problem of climate change. Philosophically speaking, humanity not only threatens
itself but also other lifeforms on its home planet. Mgr. Pavlína Bakošová will
give us detailed insight into the problem of extinction and will guide us
through some of the basic concerns. Humanity is at the crossroad of its existence, and
this choice of path will determine its future. There is a possibility that we
might miss the green light of the opportunity to act and will be blocked by the
red light and will be unable to act and change. Will we survive or die like