Prof. Ochieng discusses nihilism and utopia

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Prof. Omedi Ochieng

Assistant Professor of Communication Omedi Ochieng was a recent guest of David Rutledge’s ABC radio’ show “The Philosophy Hour” to discuss nihilism and utopia.

COVID-19 has exposed a streak of nihilism in 21st century capitalist societies. Ecological collapse is undermining our efforts to work toward a better world, and shared social meaning is fragmenting under the shadow of extinction. How do we move forward without succumbing to despair on one hand, or utopian thinking on the other?

Ochieng is the author of “Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of African and North Atlantic Philosophy,” much of the source of the discussion with Rutledge.

Posted Date 
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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