The Anthropocene Project: Virtue in the Age of Climate Change

2016.08.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Byron Williston, The Anthropocene Project: Virtue in the Age of Climate Change, Oxford University Press, 2015, 209pp., $85.00
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2016.08.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Byron Williston, The Anthropocene Project: Virtue in the Age of Climate Change, Oxford University Press, 2015, 209pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198746713. Reviewed by Dale Jamieson, New York University Most people seem puzzled by the term 'Anthropocene', but those who are not puzzled seem to have very strong opinions about it. For some, the term is a euphemism for a catastrophe that is already underway. For others, it names a new age that offers the prospect of unlimited human improvement. For these unpuzzled people the Anthropocene is yet another site for the ancient debate between those who believe in some version of original sin and those who see humanity as the agent of its own redemption.[1] Others bring a more modern political frame to the Anthropocene. They want to abolish the term in favor of 'Capitalocene', 'Plantationocene' or various other amusing (and not so amusing) terms. Their point is that. . .

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