Heidegger, Politics and Climate Change
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By (author) Ruth Irwin
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Heidegger, Politics and Climate Change by Ruth Irwin
Book DescriptionThis book offers a comprehensive survey of Heidegger's ideas on technology and modernity.The scale of some environmental problems, such as climate change and human overpopulation, exceed any one nation state and require either co-ordinated governance or a shift in the culture of modernity. "Heidegger, Politics and Climate Change" examines this crisis alongside Heidegger's ideas about technology and modernity. Heidegger suggests that refocusing on the primary questions that make it meaningful to be human - the question of Being - could create the means for alternative discourses that both challenge and sidestep the attempt for total surveillance and total control. He advocates recognising the problematic relationship humanity has with the environment and reinventing new trajectories of understanding ourselves and our planet.This book aims to properly integrate environment into philosophy and political theory, offering a constructive critique of modernity with some helpful suggestions for establishing a readiness for blue sky scenarios for the future. The book lays out the practical implications of Heidegger's ideas and engages with philosophy of technology, considering the constraints and the potentials of technology on culture and environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847063809
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Irwin
Heidegger, Politics and Climate Change, Paperback (October 2011)
The scale of some environmental problems, such as climate change and human overpopulation, exceed any one nation state and require either co-ordinated governance or a shift in the culture of modernity. This title examines this crisis alongside Heidegger's ideas about technology and modernity.
Climate Change and Philosophy, Paperback (October 2011)» View all books by Ruth Irwin
A collection of essays examining the significance of philosophical inquiry in relation to the issue of climate change. It asks fundamental questions about human nature and, more importantly, the concept of nature itself. It proposes a way of beginning the important task of rethinking the relationship between humanity and the natural environment.
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Author Biography - Ruth Irwin
Ruth Irwin is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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