Published August 15, 2023 | Version v2
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Statement on Pluralisms in Existential Risk Studies

  • 1. University of Oxford
  • 2. Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
  • 3. Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
  • 4. Stanford Existential Risk Initiative, Stanford University
  • 5. University College London
  • 6. Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies, University of Heidelberg
  • 7. Legal Priorities Project
  • 8. Alliance for Feeding Earth in Disasters
  • 9. Global Priorities Institute, University of Oxford
  • 10. Institute for Futures Studies
  • 11. Riesgos Catastroficós Globale
  • 12. Kings College London
  • 13. University of Bonn
  • 14. University of Cambridge


This statement on Pluralism in Existential Risk Studies was written by a group of researchers attending the FHI and CSER Workshop on Pluralisms in Existential Risk Studies. It conveys our support for the necessity for the community concerned with existential risk to be pluralistic, containing a diversity of methods, approaches and perspectives, that can foster difference and disagreement in a constructive manner. We recognise that the field has not yet achieved this necessary pluralism, and commit to bring about such pluralism. The statement provides the reasoning that underpins this desire for pluralism, and sketches a vision of the future of the field involving such pluralism.


Statement on Pluralism in Existential Risk Studies.pdf

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