Book Review: Phil Torres's Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks

Futures, 98, C:90-91, 2018

3 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last revised: 27 Mar 2018

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Steven Umbrello

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies; University of Turin

Date Written: March 13, 2018

Abstract

A new book by Phil Torres, Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks, is reviewed. Morality, Foresight and Human Flourishing is a primer intended to introduce students and interested scholars to the concepts and literature on existential risk. The book's core methodology is to outline the various existential risks currently discussed in different disciplines and provides novel strategies for risk mitigation. The book is stylistically engaging, lucid and academically current, providing both novice readers and seasoned scholars with an easy-to-read introduction to risk studies. The book is by far the most engaging and comprehensive volume on risk studies aimed at captivating new scholars to the field.

Keywords: existential risk, agential risk, risk studies, GCR, ethics

Suggested Citation

Umbrello, Steven, Book Review: Phil Torres's Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks (March 13, 2018). Futures, 98, C:90-91, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3140161

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