THE PHILOSOPHER AND POLITICIAN
RUPERT READ WILL BE TALKING ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES HIS WORK IN THE GREEN
PARTY AT AN EVENT IN CAMBRIDGE ON TUESDAY.
“Green Philosophy in
Action” is the title of a talk he’ll give at a meeting organised by
Impington and Histon Climate Change Action.
Dr Read, who is lead
candidate for the Greens in the east of England at the European
elections in May, is also Reader in Philosophy at the University of East
Anglia and the author of nine books on political and environmental
He is especially interested in issues around responsible
living, consumerism and economics and has argued in his book “Philosophy
for Life” that philosophy is not a body of doctrine but may be used as a
kind of therapy allowing us to improve our perspective on the world and
our place in it.
On Tuesday, he’ll be offering some radical ideas and
suggestions on how to respond to the threat of global warming and
questioning the continuing use by government of GDP growth as a given in
economic success. He advocates a fundamental shift away from
business-as-usual “growthism” with its attendant pollution and use of
resources which has us living as though we have three planets to use
instead of one.
MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO MEET RUPERT READ
AND JOIN THE AUDIENCE IN THE STABLE ROOM, ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH, HISTON,
CB24 9EP, AT 1930 ON TUESDAY MARCH 25TH.