Optimism vs Pessimism
21 February 2015, Perth Writers Festival 2015
11.30–12.30 pm, Octagon Theatre, UWA
Are we generally optimistic or we tending more and more towards pessimism? Despite the current state of environmental and political affairs Bob Brown seems firmly in the positive camp, while having just completed a book on the influence of original sin in Western thought, James Boyce knows how enduring and pervasive is a more pessimistic understanding of human capacity. They share their views with Julianne Schultz.
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