Eco-friendly society with John Boswell Cobb Jr. and Rev. Dongwoo Lee


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In this talk, John Boswell Cobb Jr. helped us understand the work of Alfred North Whitehead and process philosophy. We delved into the ideas of world loyalty, ecological civilization and community, as well as religious pluralism and interfaith dialogues. Rev. Dongwoo Lee helped us place these reflections in the Korean cultural, spiritual and economic contexts. Biographies John Boswell Cobb Jr. is an American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist. Cobb is often regarded as the preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology, the school of thought associated with the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. Cobb is the author of more than fifty books. In 2014, Cobb was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A unifying theme of Cobb's work is his emphasis on ecological interdependence—the idea that every part of the ecosystem is reliant on all the other parts. Rev. Dongwoo Lee is a PhD student, assistant and long time collaborator of Dr. Cobb, as well as the director of the platform Ecological Civilization Korea ( Links 임동균. (2020). 코로나 시대의 시민사회. 철학과 현실, (), 163-180. (Korean language) Rev. Dongwoo Lee’s article on The Next Economy: About the SPIDERS Platform This series of talks is organized on behalf of SPIDERS, the Seoul Platform for Initiating Discourses on Equitable and Resilient Society, and funded by the Seoul Institute. The talks complement a series of original papers published on the SPIDERS platform, dedicated to outlining the building blocks of post-capitalist political economies and societies, not oriented around growth and profit, but rather good lives and a flourishing web of life in times of profound planetary change. Hosting these talks are founder of the P2P Foundation, Michel Bauwens, and Rok Kranjc, researcher, designer and translator in the fields of political ecology, alternative economies and participatory futures. Link to the paper series:

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