Saturday, November 7, 2020

Book Review Preview: X-Risk by Thomas Moynihan

See also the main review.

I got my copy of Thomas Moynihan's X-Risk: How Humanity Discovered Its Own Extinction in the mail today. I may start reading it soon.

Here are a few things I'm interested in from this book: 1) general intellectual history; 2) the history of existential risk; 3) a chance to meditate on history / civilizational development in general; 3) a chance to meditate on existential risk; 4) engage with Moynihan's "seeing existential risk is a sign that we are mature" idea.

I don't think I'll try to read it twice, unless it seems like a good idea once I get through it once. It's a history book and not a philosophy book.

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