Harari’s way of looking at the world is clear: in order to huge numbers of people to co-operate in a system as large as a society, they must share an image of the rules of that society, even more basic than their society’s laws. Ancient Babylon’s political system, says Harari, was made stable by its reliance on hierarchy, made possible by the culture’s mythology of hierarchy.
Our collective fictions –about ourselves, our rights, and our interactions – allow us to inhabit stable, complex, highly populated worlds.\
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|What||Yuval Noah Harari: On The Myths We Need To Survive, at the Royal Geographical Society|
|Where||Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
On 23 Sep 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Intelligence Squared site|