The Earth System is moving toward a new state that will be quite inhospitable for human existence — and the major motive force is our burning of fossil fuels. We consider first the nature and causes of our climate predicament, and then three immediate obstructions to resolving it, and how we can get around these.
We're never going to be able to deal with the climate crisis without full cooperation from China. We also need to escape from the libertarian mind-set that got us into this predicament. The key to achieving both is to be found in the Confucian and Daoist ideas that the current regime advocates.
An interview about Graham's book 'How to Think about the Climate Crisis', on the 'Dare to Know!' podcast, hosted by Fabian Corver. The full, unedited version is at https://youtu.be/tzFir1mlFbc, and the Dare to Know! homepage is https://www.youtube.com/c/Daretoknow2020.
Topics covered: Interconnections: Person, Family, World; Bodies in nature, minds in the cloud; Educating political leaders for selfless virtuosity; Governing in harmony with Heaven and Earth; United Nations or World First?
An interview (2017) with Andrzej Jachimczyk, a New York-based scholar of Hegel and Nietzsche, concerning ideas in my book 'Composing the Soul: Reaches of Nietzsche's Psychology'.
Topics discussed: Transpersonal Experimentation on Experience, Beyond Biocentrism, East-Asian Perspectives and Will to Power, National Socialism and Racial Purity, Owning up to the 'Shadow', Philosophy in Images and Music.
A Misspent Youth 1. Graham talks about playing in an acid rock blues band when he was a student at Oxford in the late 1960s, and encountering Roger Waters and Jethro Tull at the annual college ball in the summer of 1969.
A Misspent Youth 2. Graham talks about two great concerts: by Jimi Hendrix (1969) and the Wailers (1975). But hearing Aston Barrett's bass playing and seeing Bob Marley turn into a bird put an end to his musical career.
This video shows Nietzsche's favourite places for thinking (Sorrento, the Engadine, Venice, Genoa, Rapallo, Nice, Turin), and lets passages from his letters and notebooks explain why they were so important to him. (2003)
A celebration of Walter Benjamin’s unfinished work, 'The Arcades Project' (Das Passagenwerk, 1927-40), which synthesises archival images with videography of how they looked in the early 2000s, accompanied by excerpts from Benjamin’s text and appropriate sounds and music. (2006)
When Arnold Schoenberg was living in Berlin a publisher commissioned him to compose a piece of music for a silent film: the outcome was 'Music to Accompany a Short Film' (Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene, op. 34, 1930). They never found a film for it, so this 'music video' fits some images to the piece. (2005)
An introduction to the most significant buildings in Vienna designed by the architect Otto Wagner (1841-1918), along with illuminating quotations from his book 'Modern Architecture'. Music by Brahms and Mahler accompany several sequences of images without commentary. (2007)
Draft chapters from a presentation of the role played by rock in the classical Chinese landscape garden, together with the relevant notions in Chinese aesthetics and philosophy -- and especially the idea that stone is a concentrated form of the 'qi' energies of which the whole world consists. (2008)
An interview with Henry Levenson-Gower, Editor of The Mint Magazine, in September 2021, on some topics covered in 'How to Think about the Climate Crisis'. The title of the interview may refer more to the cause(s) of the climate crisis than to 'the cause' of tackling the climate crisis.
A brief presentation (November 2021) at 'Festival for Change: Tackling the Climate Change Emergency', followed by a longer Q&A session with Beatriz Parriga and Henry Levenson-Gower.