Freedom in the Anthropocene: Twentieth-Century Helplessness in the Face of Climate Change
Freedom in the Anthropocene illuminates the Anthropocene from the perspective of critical theory. The authors contextualize our current ecological predicament by focusing on the issues of history and freedom and how they relate to our present inability to render environmental threats and degradation recognizable and surmountable.
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Acceleration According to Postone Adorno TW Adorno’s critique alienated Anthropocene Asian Haze becomes biodiesel biofuel biophysical bourgeois capital’s capitalism capitalist chapter Clean Air Act climate change Cold War commodity form concept constituted contemporary ecological subjectivity context contradiction crisis critical theory critique of identity critique of reification critique of traditional Crutzen dynamic ecological degradation emergence environment–society problematic environmental movement explains following WWII form of social Frankfurt School Georg Lukács global Hegel helplessness history and freedom human human–ecological transformation identity thinking increases increasingly induced environmental degradation industrial largescale Lukács Marx Marx’s category Marxian material wealth modern capitalist society nature negative dialectics neoliberal objective oil palm original emphases Photo possibility Postone’s critique postWWII praxis problem production of value proletariat revolution revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg Second International Smog socalled social mediation social relations social structure socially necessary labor societally induced environmental Steffen Stoner stratosphere subjective dimension surplus value traditional Marxism twentieth century understanding usevalue