The Human CompassThe Institute of Art and Ideas
What you'll learn on the course
- Part One: Lost in the WorldWhere have we gone wrong in the modern world? Teller argues that under capitalism and globalisation we have lost our sense of morality.
- Part Two: The Road AheadWithout shared moral laws how can we discriminate right from wrong? Teller shows how we can cultivate our inner human compass.
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- Janne Teller
Janne Teller is a celebrated novelist and essayist, having previously worked as a macroeconomist for the United Nations and the European Union. Despite being initially banned, her novel Nothing has won numerous awards in various languages. Teller’s work is often aimed at young adults, and belongs to the existentialist tradition. As well as dealing with contemporary philosophical issues, her work covers political themes from the challenges of refugees to the dangers of mass surveillance.