By Wendy Lynne Lee

ISBN-10: 0739176889

ISBN-13: 9780739176887

If we have been to invite what's the root reason behind our present and unheard of environmental concern, weather swap, many, quite at the revolutionary Left, may consult with the excesses of capitalism—and they’d be correct. In Eco-Nihilism: The Philosophical Geopolitics of the weather swap Apocalypse, Wendy Lynne Lee demonstrates that there are not any types of conquest capital appropriate with the actual fact of a finite planet and common sense whose working premise is development is destined not to in simple terms exhaust our planetary assets, but additionally generate profound social injustice and geopolitical violence in its pursuit. still, it really is transparent that the violence and injustice of capital is selective—some profit vastly whereas others are subjugated to its pathological force to learn. accordingly, Lee argues that any finished research of what Jason Moore has dubbed the Capitalocene needs to comprise an both probing account of human chauvinism, that's, the axes alongside which capital is provided with assets and exertions. outlined by way of race, intercourse, gender, and species, those axes come ready-made to the good thing about capitalist commodification. with no an realizing of the way and why, humanity will stay doomed to settling for a sustainably unjust international rather than understanding a simply and fascinating one. certainly, on our present trajectory, we won't even in attaining the sustainable. The advent of weather turn into the combo of environmental deterioration, the ever-widening financial hole among worldwide North and worldwide South, and the accelerating violence of terrorism, civil struggle, and human slavery make of a warming planet a flamable international.

The simply means out calls for finishing the parable of never-ending assets, a rejection of weather switch denial, and a thorough re-valuation of human-centeredness, now not as a locus of energy, yet as a chance to take ethical and epistemic accountability for a global whose biotic variety and ecological integrity make the fight to gain it invaluable. This resolution calls for not just an finish to capitalism, however the planned reclamation of value—aesthetic, ethical, and civic—and a thorough transformation of either own and collective judgment of right and wrong. Lee appeals to the experiential aesthetics of John Dewey and the feminist inspiration of the perspective of the subjugated. She argues for a model of the precautionary precept knowledgeable by means of an environmentally and socially accountable notion of the fascinating destiny because the clearest course clear of the precipice.

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