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City Books: A.C. Grayling – Who Owns the Moon?

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Join author and philosopher A.C. Grayling as he launches his latest book: Who Owns the Moon?

Silicon for microchips; lithium for batteries; titanium for missiles – the moon has them all. And as Earth’s resources dwindle, the world’s superpowers and wealthiest corporations have turned their eyes to the stars…

Technological advances have led to the rapid expansion of commercial and military activity in space, yet it has barely featured in public debate.

As a new space race begins, A.C. Grayling asks: Who, if anyone, owns the moon?

Arguing that although no-one owns the moon, we are all responsible for it, Who Owns The Moon? In Defence of Humanity’s Common Interests in Space, puts forward a compelling argument for a bold new global consensus, one that defends the rights of everyone who lives on this planet.

A. C. Grayling is the Founder and Principal of the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, London, and is its Professor of Philosophy.

Among his many books are ‘The God Argument’, ‘Democracy and Its Crisis’, ‘The History of Philosophy’, ‘The Good State’ and ‘Philosophy and Life’.

He has a regular contributor to The Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, Economist, New Statesman, Prospect and New European, and appears on radio and television.

Presented by City Books. This special evening will include a reading, Q&A and book signing.

  • Date
    Wed, June 12, 2024
  • Start time 7:00 PM
  • Price SOLD OUT
  • Duration 90 Minutes
  • Event format TBA

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