In this Voices talk, recorded live in New
York City, Dr. Jason Hill speaks about the negative effects of
tribalism (defined as the personal identification with a group,
culture, or race, joined with the belief that that group,
culture, or race is superior to all others) on the evolution of
modern society. In our post-modern culture, tribalism exerts its
negative influence in the form of racism, nationalism, sexism,
and ethnocentrism. More than just causing one human or group to dehumanize another, such unexamined attitudes deeply distort our understanding of right and wrong and have resulted in harm to humans and human culture on a par with the enormous ecological destruction brought about by the industrial age.
antidote to this outmoded form of social organization is what he
calls moral cosmopolitanism. At its heart, moral cosmopolitanism
is a radical commitment to profound engagement with the
“other”, and the understanding that our higher
development as human beings literally hinges on our ability,
individually and collectively, to cultivate, maintain—and
be transformed—by such engagement. His authentic and
original thinking come across with compelling urgency and eloquence in this Unbound presentation.