Climate, Pandemic and Capitalism. Is this the end of the world as we knew it?

“men believe that they are free, precisely because they are conscious of their volitions and desires; yet concerning the causes that have determined them to desire and will, they do not think, not even dream about, because they are ignorant of them.”


In this episode of the Spinoza Triad John Gibbs, Dr Richard Miller and Dan Rowland are joined by Dougie Booth. Dougie is teaching at Kings College London and researching his PhD in Politics. We discuss the republican conception of freedom and Dougie's research into the impact of the pandemic and climate change on democracy. Is this going to result in lasting change and the creation of new economic and political structures? Is this the end of capitalism as we know it?