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Odrobina krytycznego dystansu. Historia środowiska na temat debaty o antropocenie
The Shock of the Anthropocene. A book review

Author(s): Ewa Bińczyk
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences
Published by: Ośrodek Badań Filozoficznych
Keywords: Anthropocene; Earth; environmental history

Summary/Abstract: This book is in many aspect a unique publication, clearly worth noticing. It is an element of a decade-long intense debate on the Anthropocene in which the participants are the representatives of both natural sciences and humanities. The discussion has extremely interesting philosophical overtone as it uncovers multiple paradoxes. Primarily, the events which lead the scholars to calling this new geological period Anthropocene are a testimony both to human power and hyper-agency and to multidimensional helplessness and powerlessness. This is excellently highlighted by the reviewed monograph.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 205-218
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish