The Climate Crisis: Why Aren’t We Angrier? with Josh Cohen
Tuesday July 25th, 6.45pm
St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Bishopsgate EC2
Psychoanalyst, writer and academic Josh Cohen will ask why the climate crisis doesn’t arouse more popular anger. Drawing on the psychoanalytic distinction between aggression (what psychoanalysis calls a drive) and anger (an emotion), he wonders whether the sense of the diffuseness and obscurity of the bad actors in the crisis has the effect of obstructing our aggression and so diluting our outrage.
Drawing on Paul Schrader’s 2017 film First Reformed as well as various writers and philosophers, he will explore the forking paths of violent despair and love that might lead out of climate anger.
His talk will be followed by supper and discussion.
The Tent, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Doors open at 6.45pm for drinks, talk and discussion starts at 7.15pm followed by a one-pot vegan supper and discussion.
£5 members, £10 non-members. Includes food.