9780190845889-0190845880-Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

ISBN-13: 9780190845889
ISBN-10: 0190845880
Edition: Reprint
Author: Jamieson, Dale
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190845889
ISBN-10: 0190845880
Edition: Reprint
Author: Jamieson, Dale
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jamieson, Dale wrote Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future comprising 288 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190845880 and 9780190845889. Since then Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life.

In this book, philosopher Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Centered in philosophy, the volume also treats the scientific, historical, economic, and political dimensions of climate change. Our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change, Jamieson argues, reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities. The climate change that is underway is remaking the world in such a way that familiar comforts, places, and ways of life will disappear in years or decades rather than centuries.

Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. The challenges that climate change presents go beyond the resources of common sense morality -- it can be hard to view such everyday acts as driving and flying as presenting moral problems. Yet there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world.

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