Today we need a new vision for our culture and how it relates to the world, the environment, other species, and each other in order to survive the future. This vision cannot only be practical, but spiritual as well. The old myths need to be broken apart and replaced with new stories. And most important, we need a biology of wonder, of love and the spirituality of a commons that goes beyond the human community. Prof Andreas Weber is a passionate visionary, a renowned biologist, historian of culture, ethical philosopher and an environmental activist who argues for a new kind of Enlightenment thinking that unites rather divides us. we will discuss what it means to feel alive today, alive with passion and Eros, which may be one of our last saving graces for ourselves and the planet. Prof Weber is a professor of philosophy at Leuphania University in Germany and the University of Fine Arts in Berlin and is the author of several books including "The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and Metamorphosis of Science" and "Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology."