The good ancestor

The Good Ancestor

How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World
Cijena: 109,00 kn (14,47 €)

How can we be good ancestors?

From the first seeds sown thousands of years ago, to the construction of the cities we still inhabit, to the scientific discoveries that have ensured our survival, we are the inheritors of countless gifts from the past. Today, in an age driven by the tyranny of the now, with 24/7 news, the latest tweet, and the buy-now button commanding our attention, we rarely stop to consider how our actions will affect future generations. With such frenetic short-termism at the root of contemporary crises, the call for long-term thinking grows every day - but what is it, has it ever worked, and can we even do it?

In The Good Ancestor, leading public philosopher Roman Krznaric argues that there is still hope. From the pyramids to the NHS, humankind has always had the innate ability to plan for posterity and take action that will resonate for decades, centuries, even millennia to come. If we want to become good ancestors, now is the time to recover and enrich this imaginative skill.

The Good Ancestor reveals six profound ways in which we can all learn to think long-term, exploring how we can reawaken oft-neglected but uniquely human talents like 'cathedral thinking' that expand our time horizons and sharpen our foresight. Drawing on radical solutions from around the world, Krznaric celebrates the innovators who are reinventing democracy, culture and economics so that we all have the chance to become good ancestors and create a better tomorrow.

This is the book our children's children will thank us for reading.

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O proizvodu

Format: 12,6 x 19,8 cm
Uvez: meki
Broj stranica: 336
Biblioteka: -
Izdavač: Ebury Press
Godina izdavanja: 2021.
ISBN: 9780753554517

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Roman Krznaric je kulturalni mislilac, praktični filozof i autor više djela prevedenih na brojne jezike, od kojih su najpoznatije knjige Kabinet čuda i Empatija, prevedene i na hrvatski (Planetopija, 2014.) Na Sveučilištu Cambridge i Gradskom sveučilištu u Londonu poučavao je sociologiju i politiku te je sudjelovao u zaštiti ljudskih prava radeći s izbjeglicama i domorocima u Srednjoj Americi. Radi kao savjetnik za organizacije kao što su Oxfam, Friends of the Earth te Ujedinjeni narodi, baveći se primjenom empatije i razgovora s ciljem uspostavljanja društvene promjene. Zaokupljaju ga teme poput empatije, povijesti ljubavi, budućnosti rada i umijeća življenja. Zajedno s Alainom de Bottonom suosnivač je i predavač na The School of Life u Londonu. Osnivač je prvog svjetskog muzeja empatije Empathy Museum i digitalne knjižnice - Empathy Library. The Observer ga je proglasio jednim od vodećih britanskih popularnih filozofa. Više na www.romankrznaric.com