Our speaker this month is Aaron Rabinowitz with a talk titled "Luckpilling for Humanists."
The concept of luck plays a pivotal role in both the history of humanism and our daily lives. Fundamentally, humanism is about reducing the unnecessary suffering caused by bad luck and promoting the good luck we need to flourish. The more we can internalize that everything about ourselves and others is luck, all the way down, the better we will be at practicing compassionate humanism, both towards ourselves and others. If you're curious about the term "luckpilling," Aaron will awaken us with an explanation.
Aaron Rabinowitz is a secular moral philosophy educator with 10+ years experience helping students develop their capacities for flourishing and value centered community organizing. He’s also the host of two philosophy podcasts, Embrace the Void, and Philosophers in Space, which he co-hosts with Callie Wright. Aaron is currently working on a PhD in education at Rutgers University, with a focus on developing a new pedagogy of luck that centers moral luck as a way to combat toxic meritocracy and replace it with greater compassion, humility, and personal fulfillment.
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