Geologists have called the era we currently live in the Anthropocene.
Given the Anthropocene’s definition as the time when humans have the dominant effect on the earth, many philosophers and social theorists have taken to studying it as well.
As part of the University of Chicago’s Enhancing Life Project, Unitarian theologian Michael Hogue has been researching ways of reclaiming the earth in a constructive, rather than destructive way. Hogue, who is a professor at Chicago’s Meadville Lombard Theological School, proposes a theory of resilient democracy: that grassroots democratic social movements should be able to adapt to their climates, social and environmental, and grow stronger. Hogue joins Worldview to discuss his ideas. He’ll be presenting his research at the Enhancing Life Project 2017 Capstone Conference on Saturday, August 5th at the the Gleacher Center downtown.