Thinking Through Climate Change - A Philosophy of Energy in the Anthropocene
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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.
Part I: Energy Paradox
2. The Unnatural Growth of the Natural
3. Walrus Guts and Snake Brains
4. From Virtues to Volts
6. I Kant Believe You
Part II. Energy Orthodox
7. First World Problems
8. Factor M
9. Putting Descartes before the Horse
12. Prometheus 2.0
Part III. Energy Heterodox
13. Look at the Beaver Looking
14. Invention is the Mother of Necessity
15. E, Neutrality, and Democracy
16. Magic, Machines, and Markets
17. The Honey Badger in the Coal Mine
18. Love, Death, and Carbon
19. Conclusion: Climate Change and the Future of Humanity
“I know of no better introduction to the philosophical conundrum of trying to figure out how to live in the midst of energetic climate mutation. As Briggle deftly puts it, we are faced with a conflict between two ideals --- orthodox (increase energy production and use) versus heterodox (reduce energy) --- that implicate much more than energy politics and policy. The choice is between alternative visions of what it means to be human.” (Carl Mitcham, International Professor of Philosophy of Technology, Renmin University of China)
“Public discourse on climate change has been stuck in an ever-narrowing vortex for nearly three decades, the Cassandras on one side and the Panglossians on the other. What’s desperately needed is an inventive, humane, learned, and above all generous voice to help us get past this idiotic impasse and actually start to know what it would mean to take climate change seriously. Enter Adam Briggle.” (Daniel Sarewitz, Professor of Science and Society, Arizona State University, USA, and editor of the Issues in Science and Technology journal)
Seeks to facilitate discussion by framing the climate change debate as one of competing views of energy and humans’ relation to it.
Written in a rigorous but accessible style.