The Resource Defiant Earth : the fate of humans in the anthropocene, Clive Hamilton

Defiant Earth : the fate of humans in the anthropocene, Clive Hamilton

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Defiant Earth : the fate of humans in the anthropocene
Title
Defiant Earth
Title remainder
the fate of humans in the anthropocene
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Clive Hamilton
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Language
eng
Summary
Forget everything you know. Nature is no longer nature. Humans are no longer humans. We have entered a new era -- the Anthropocene. Everything has changed. Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing. What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide? Clive Hamilton argues we need to rethink everything. The modern belief that we are free beings making our own future by taking control of our environment is now indefensible. We have rendered the Earth more unpredictable and less controllable; a disobedient planet. And it's too late to turn back the geological clock. We must face the fact that humans are at the centre of the world, even if we must give up the idea we can control the planet. These truths call for a new kind of anthropocentrism, a philosophy by which we might use our power responsibly and find a way to live on a defiant Earth. 'A dark, disturbing, provocative and entirely original work, which should be read by everyone genuinely interested in the future of humankind.' Robert Manne FASSA, Emeritus Professor of Politics and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University
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Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Defiant Earth : the fate of humans in the anthropocene, Clive Hamilton
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Includes bibliographic references (pages 163-175) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: On waking up Acknowledgments -- 1. The Anthropocene Rupture -- A rupture in Earth history -- Volition in nature -- Earth System science -- Scientific misinterpretations -- The ecomodernist gloss -- An epoch by any other name -- 2. A New Anthropocentrism -- To doubt everything -- Anthropocentrism redux -- The antinomy of the Anthropocene -- A new anthropocentrism -- The world-making creature -- The new anthropocentrism versus ecomodernism In praise of technology -- 3. Friends and Adversaries -- Grand narratives are dead, until now -- After post-humanism -- The freak of nature -- The ontological wrong turn -- Recovering the cosmological sense? -- 4. A Planetary History? -- The significance of humans -- Does history have a meaning? -- An Enlightenment fable 'Politics is fate' -- 5. The Rise and Fall of the Super-agent -- Freedom is woven into nature-as-a-whole -- Responsibility is not enough -- Living without Utopia
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21 cm.
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xiv, 185 pages
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9781760295967
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