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What does it mean to exist in complex relationships with machines? What insights can be offered to our understandings of these relationships by the theologically significant theme of ‘love’? What critical assessments can be made of our multiple uses of technologies in shaping our futures, by reflecting on our pasts?

Events and Outputs
> Robots vs Loneliness?
> Focus Groups
> Conference: Care and Machines
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Disquiet over the prevalence of social and economic individualism has a long history. In a world of mobile Capital and increasingly mobile people, communities of common tradition and locality appear to be under threat from the advent of a fragmented market society. Are these complaints against individualism justified? And crucially, how should Christians respond to them? Digging down into the substance of these questions, this project will consider the theological, liturgical and scriptural resources Christians have for understanding the notion of individualism in relation to issues of education, public life and the formation of democratic citizenship.

Future Ethics: Climate Change, Political Action and the Future of the Human

Manchester, 2008-09

The Future Ethics workshops explored the impact of 'apocalyptic' predictions of climate chaos on different forms of political action: how knowledge of the future becomes the basis for action in the present.  

Workshop 1: 'What is to be done?'  Apocalyptic Rhetoric and Political Action - June 2008

Workshop 2: 'What price security?'  New Issues in the Ethics of Risk - September 2009

Workshop 3: 'A world without us?' Imagining the End of the Human - January 2009

More work from the Future Ethics project was published as  Future Ethics: Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination (ed. Stefan Skrimshire, Continuum, 2010), featuring essays by Frederick Buell, Mike Hulme, Mark Levene, Stephen M. Gardiner, Christopher Groves, Sarah S. Amsler, Roman Krznaric, Andrew Bowman, Richard Mcneill Douglas, Stefan Skrimshire, Celia Deane-Drummond, and Peter Manley Scott.