Thinking Through Climate Change: A Philosophy of Energy in the Anthropocene (Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and Its Successor) (Paperback)

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In this creative exploration of climate change and the big questions confronting our high-energy civilization, Adam Briggle connects the history of philosophy with current events to shed light on the Anthropocene (the age of humanity).

Briggle offers a framework to help us understand the many perspectives and policies on climate change. He does so through the idea that energy is a paradox: changing sameness. From this perennial philosophical mystery, he argues that a high-energy civilization is bound to create more and more paradoxes. These paradoxes run like fissures through our orthodox picture of energy as the capacity to do work and control fate. Climate change is the accumulation of these fissures and the question is whether we can sustain technoscientific control and economic growth. It may be that our world is about change radically, imploring us to start thinking heterodox thoughts.

About the Author


Adam Briggle is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. He is the author of A Rich Bioethics (2010) and A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking (2015).


Product Details
ISBN: 9783030535865
ISBN-10: 303053586X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2020
Pages: 265
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and Its Successor