Reason in a Dark Time

Reason in a Dark Time
Author: Dale Jamieson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 0199337667
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reason in a Dark Time Book Excerpt:

From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. This book is about what climate change is, why we failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do.

In a Dark Time

In a Dark Time
Author: Joseph Dewey
Publsiher: Purdue University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1990
ISBN: 9781557530011
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Dark Time Book Excerpt:

"What was gunpowder?" Trivial. What was electricity? Meaningless. This atomic bomb is the Second Coming in wrath." - Winston Churchill, July 1945 Commencing earnestly in the1960s, the American novel began its exploration into how mankind could adjustto life in the shadow of the mushroom cloud, how we could begin to think aboutthe Unthinkable. American writers faced squarely the age birthed by nuclearphysics and found in its very darkness difficult avenues to hope byrediscovering that most potent, traditional response to a history in crisis:the apocalyptic temper. Dewey focuses on seven novelsthat touch the variety of generic experiments and postures of the post-WorldWar II American novel. These novels by Vonnegut, Coover, Percy, Pynchon,Gaddis, and DeLillo represent a significant argument concerning the Americanliterary response to living within the oppressive technologies of the NuclearAge. Departing from other studies that veer toward speculative fiction ortoward the more narrowly defined religious angles, In a Dark Time defines the apocalyptic temper as a most traditionalliterary genre that articulates the anxieties of a community in crisis, a wayfor that community to respond to the perception of a history gone critical byturning squarely to that history and to find, in that gesture, the way toward agenuine hope. Dewey's new approach consistsof applying the theory of apocalyptic literature to a body of essentiallysecular writings. Dewey resists the traditional approach - studying worksdealing with nuclear devastation - to focus on how a generation of literaryresponses have dealt with the larger questions about how to live with therecognition of End times. Dewey convincingly demonstrates that this literaturereminds its moments in history that only in a dark time will the eye begin tosee.

In a Dark Time

In a Dark Time
Author: Larry Watson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1998-04
ISBN: 0671551647
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Dark Time Book Excerpt:

In the wake of a third student's murder, reticent Wanekia High School teacher Peter begins keeping a disturbing journal of the community's actions and his own that makes him realize his personal ambivalence toward violence. Reprint.

Deep Time Dark Times

Deep Time  Dark Times
Author: David Wood
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 082328137X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Time Dark Times Book Excerpt:

The new geological epoch we call the Anthropocene is not just a scientific classification. It marks a radical transformation in the background conditions of life on Earth, one taken for granted by much of who we are and what we hope for. Never before has a species possessed both a geological-scale grasp of the history of the Earth and a sober understanding of its own likely fate. Our situation forces us to confront questions both philosophical and of real practical urgency. We need to rethink who “we” are, what agency means today, how to deal with the passions stirred by our circumstances, whether our manner of dwelling on Earth is open to change, and, ultimately, “What is to be done?” Our future, that of our species, and of all the fellow travelers on the planet depend on it. The real-world consequences of climate change bring new significance to some very traditional philosophical questions about reason, agency, responsibility, community, and man’s place in nature. The focus is shifting from imagining and promoting the “good life” to the survival of the species. Deep Time, Dark Times challenges us to reimagine ourselves as a species, taking on a geological consciousness. Drawing promiscuously on the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, and other contemporary French thinkers, as well as the science of climate change, David Wood reflects on the historical series of displacements and de-centerings of both the privilege of the Earth, and of the human, from Copernicus through Darwin and Freud to the declaration of the age of the Anthropocene. He argues for the need to develop a new temporal phronesis and to radically rethink who “we” are in respect to solidarity with other humans, and responsibility for the nonhuman stakeholders with which we share the planet. In these brief, lively chapters, Wood poses a range of questions centered on our individual and collective political agency. Might not human exceptionalism be reborn as a sort of hyperbolic responsibility rather than privilege?

Love in a Dark Time

Love in a Dark Time
Author: Colm Toibin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2004-06-02
ISBN: 9780743244671
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love in a Dark Time Book Excerpt:

A collection of linked essays about homosexual literature considers its most influential writers of the past two centuries--including Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, James Baldwin, Elizabeth Bishop, Mark Doty, and Thom Gunn--and how many of them were forced to hide the truth about their private lives. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

One World Now

One World Now
Author: Peter Singer
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 0300196059
Category: Climatic changes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One World Now Book Excerpt:

Seamlessly integrates major development of the past decade into Peter Singer's classic text on the ethics of globalization, "One World." One of the world's most influential philosophers here confronts both the perils and potentials inherent in globalization. every issue is considered from an ethical perspective, including climate change, foreign aid, human rights, immigration, and the responsibility to protect people from genocide and crimes against humanity. Singer argues powerfully that solving global problems requires transcending national differences.

Climate Justice and Collective Action

Climate Justice and Collective Action
Author: Angela Kallhoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 1000383288
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Justice and Collective Action Book Excerpt:

This book develops a theory of climate cooperation designed for concerted action, which emphasises the role and function of collectives in achieving shared climate goals. In debates on climate change action, research focuses on three major goals: on mitigation, on adaptation and on transformation. Even though these goals are accepted, concerted action is still difficult to realize. Climate Justice and Collective Action provides an analysis of why this is the case and develops a theory of climate cooperation designed to overcome the existing roadblocks. Angela Kallhoff starts with a thorough analysis of failures of collective action in the context of climate change action. Taking inspiration from theories of water cooperation, she then establishes a theory of joint action that reframes climate goals as shared goals and highlights the importance of adhering to principles of fairness. This also includes an exploration of the normative claims working in the background of climate cooperation. Finally, Kallhoff puts forward proposals for a fair allocation of duties to cooperate with respect to climate goals. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate action, climate justice, environmental sociology and environmental philosophy and ethics more broadly.

Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene

Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene
Author: Ernst M. Conradie
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 1793635080
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene Book Excerpt:

In Secular Discourse on Sin in the Anthropocene: What’s Wrong with the World, Ernst M. Conradie utilizes a notion of social diagnostics to explore not only the surface-level symptoms of ecological destruction, but also its ultimate causes. Conradie uses two toolkits to review secular literature on the Anthropocene, namely the prophetic and pastoral vocabulary of Christian sin-talk and the theological critique against apartheid in South Africa. Various layers of the underlying problem are uncovered on this bases, including unsustainable “habits of the heart,” structural violence, the ideologies of unlimited economic growth and humanism, quasi-soteriologies such as climate engineering, idolatries such as self-divinization, and heresy. Conradie offers authentic discourse on the Anthropocene from the perspective of the global South, and includes a theological postscript to posit tentative suggestions as to what God may have in store for humanity in this time. Scholars of theology, environmental studies, and history will find this book particularly useful.

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering
Author: Forrest Clingerman,Kevin J. O'Brien
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 1498523595
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering Book Excerpt:

Using the resources of theology and ethics to bring religion into the climate engineering debate, this book considers the moral questions raised by scientists, engineers, and philosophers while adding new questions and insights to the debate. Readers new to the discussion will be introduced in an engaging and thoughtful manner, while those who already work on this issue will wrestle with it in a new way.

Humans Versus Nature

Humans Versus Nature
Author: Daniel R. Headrick
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0190864710
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans Versus Nature Book Excerpt:

"This book is about the ongoing conflict between humanity and the natural environment. Over the past 200,000 years, humans have multiplied and populated the Earth. When they domesticated plants and animals and replaced foraging with agriculture and herding, they depleted natural resources, deforested the land, and caused mass extinctions. But nature has agency too, causing pandemics of plague, smallpox, measles, influenza, and other diseases and a climate change called the Little Ice Age. In recent centuries, industrialization has accelerated extinctions, deforestation, and resource depletion, even in the oceans. Twentieth-century developmentalism and mass consumerism have caused global warming and other climate changes. Environmental movements have argued for the need to mitigate the negative consequences of technological and economic change. The future of humanity and the Earth depends on choices between achieving a sustainable balance between humans and nature, carrying on as before, or learning to manage the biosphere. environment, mass extinction, domestication, agriculture, pandemic, industrialization, developmentalism, consumerism, global warming"--

Creation and Hope

Creation and Hope
Author: Nicola Hoggard Creegan,Andrew Shepherd
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-04-25
ISBN: 1532609736
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creation and Hope Book Excerpt:

We live in an ecological age. Science in the last few hundred years has given us a picture of nature as blind to the future and mechanical in its workings, even while ecology and physics have made us aware of our interconnectedness and dependency upon the web of life. As we witness a possible sixth great mass-extinction, there is increasing awareness too of the fragility of life on this planet. In such a context, what is the nature of Christian hope? St Paul declares that all of creation “will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.” How are we to imagine this “freedom” when death and decay are essential to biological life as we currently experience it, and when the scientific predictions for life are bleak at best? This book explores these questions, reflecting on how our traditions shape our imagination of the future, and considering how a theology of hope may sustain Christians engaged in conservation initiatives. The essays in this volume are partly in dialogue with the ground-breaking work of Celia Deane-Drummond, and are set in the context of global and local (Aotearoa New Zealand) ecological challenges.

How to Think about the Climate Crisis

How to Think about the Climate Crisis
Author: Graham Parkes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN: 1350158895
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think about the Climate Crisis Book Excerpt:

Coping with the climate crisis is the greatest challenge we face as a species. We know the main task is to reduce our emissions as rapidly as possible to minimise the harm to the world's population now and for generations to come. What on earth can philosophy offer us? In this compelling account of a problem we think we know inside out, the philosopher Graham Parkes outlines the climatic predicament we are in and how we got here, and explains how we can think about it anew by considering the relevant history, science, economics, politics and, for the first time, the philosophies underpinning them. Introducing the reality of global warming and its increasingly dire consequences, he identifies the immediate obstructions to coping with the problem, outlines the libertarian ideology behind them and shows how they can be circumvented. Drawing on the wisdom of the ancients in both the East-Asian and Western traditions (as embodied in such figures as Confucius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Dogen, Plato, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius and Nietzsche), Parkes shows how a greater awareness of non-Western philosophies, and especially the Confucian political philosophy advocated by China, can help us deal effectively with climate change and thrive in a greener future. If some dominant Western philosophical ideas and their instantiation in politics and modern technology got us into our current crisis, Parkes demonstrates persuasively that expanding our philosophical horizons will surely help get us out.

Obstacles to Environmental Progress

Obstacles to Environmental Progress
Author: Peter C. Schulze
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2022-08-22
ISBN: 180008207X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obstacles to Environmental Progress Book Excerpt:

Why, when so many people understand the severity of environmental problems, is progress so slow and sustainability such a distant goal? What gets in the way? Perhaps you have immediately thought of several barriers. In Obstacles to Environmental Progress, Peter Schulze identifies 18 practical obstacles that routinely and predictably hinder U.S. progress on existing environmental problems. The obstacles apply to problems small and large and, in most cases, regardless of whether an issue is controversial. Though the book focuses on the U.S., most of the obstacles pertain elsewhere as well. The obstacles fall into three categories: scientific challenges to anticipating and detecting problems; political and economic factors that interfere with responding; and obstacles to effective responses. While all the obstacles are predictable and common, they have not been systematically studied as related phenomena, perhaps because they span a wide range of academic disciplines. In practice, they often arise as surprises that are then addressed in an ad hoc manner. Might they be better understood and thus more readily anticipated and overcome or avoided? The book seeks to hasten environmental progress by forewarning and thus forearming those who are striving or will soon be striving for environmental progress, and by drawing scholarly attention to the obstacles as a set of related phenomena to systematically understand and more quickly overcome. Praise for Obstacles to Environmental Projects ‘I have never come across another book that gives students such an accessible and helpful guide to the broad scope of the challenges facing an environmentally sound and sustainable future.’ – Al Wurth, Lehigh University

Eco Nihilism

Eco Nihilism
Author: Wendy Lynne Lee
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN: 0739176897
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco Nihilism Book Excerpt:

Eco-Nihilism: The Philosophical Geopolitics of the Climate Change Apocalypse argues that there are no versions of conquest capital compatible with the fact of a finite planet, and that the pursuit of growth is destined to not only exhaust our planetary resources, but generate profound social injustice and geopolitical violence in its pursuit.

Environmental Guilt and Shame

Environmental Guilt and Shame
Author: Sarah E. Fredericks
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0198842694
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Guilt and Shame Book Excerpt:

Introduction -- Evidence of environmental guilt and shame -- Typology of guilt and shame -- Philosophical arguments for individuals, memberships, and collectives in states of guilt or shame -- Environmental guilt and shame -- Responding to critics of emotions and collectives -- Ethics of environmental guilt and shame -- The ethics of inducing and responding to guilt and shame -- Ritual responses to environmental guilt and shame -- Epilogue. Looking back, looking forward : lessons from studying environmental guilt and shame.

Research Handbook on Energy Law and Ethics

Research Handbook on Energy  Law and Ethics
Author: Malik R. Dahlan,Rosa M. Lastra,Gustavo Rochette
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 1839100834
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on Energy Law and Ethics Book Excerpt:

This Research Handbook offers crucial ethical perspectives on navigating the increasingly complex and contested landscape of contemporary energy law. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it brings together diverse scholarship and expertise from academia, international organizations, legal practice and the judiciary to address wide-ranging issues linking energy and law to ethical drivers such as wealth, peace and war, development, climate change, and use and abuse of natural resources.

Reason and Revelation

Reason and Revelation
Author: William Horne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Voice of the Seven Thunders Or Lectures on the Apocalypse

The Voice of the Seven Thunders  Or  Lectures on the Apocalypse
Author: J. Lemuel Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Apocalyptic literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of President Edwards

The Works of President Edwards
Author: Jonathan Edwards
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Congregational churches
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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