62. Journeys PART 2

In this episode, we explore three ways of understanding journeys from movement as knowledge with A/Professor Harmony Signaporia, to the ethics of flying and climate change with Dr Henri-Count Evans and to the elusiveness of nature and the wild by Dr Gabriella Leighton. Journeys is the final episode of Season 6. Come with us.

Part 2 is with Prof Mehita Iqani, Dr Henri-Count Evans and Dr Gabriella Leighton.
23 Dec 2022 English South Africa Philosophy · Social Sciences

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