— Knowledge For The Anthropocene

Book

Knowledge For The Anthropocene.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

With human-induced environmental impacts disrupting human life in deeper ways and at a wider scale than anything previously experienced, this multidisciplinary book looks at the ways that current knowledge bases seem inadequate to help us deal with such realities. It offers a critical appraisal of the current knowledge infrastructure, including science, technology, innovation, education and informal knowledge systems.

Contributions from a wide spectrum of social scientists, philosophers, activists and decision-makers tackle the importance of knowledge for the Anthropocene using a mosaic of data, theories, cases, models, methods and experiences.

Chapters highlight what relevant knowledge will become critical to dealing with deteriorating environmental conditions, as well as how science, technology, education and innovation can be radically transformed to deal with these challenges. The book further explores the behavioural, economic, social and cultural aspects of the Anthropocene, and how knowledge impacts both these and our possible futures.

This will be a critical read for human geography and environmental science scholars, as well as social science scholars more broadly, particularly with its in-depth glossary and digital resource list. It will also aid practitioners in the planning, design, management and evaluation of knowledge systems by providing deeper understandings of the potential circumstances of knowledge in the Anthropocene.



Edited by Francisco Javier Carrillo, The World Capital Institute and Emeritus Professor of Knowledge Based Development, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México and Günter Koch, Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity, Tenerife, Spain


‘What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene? While a growing number of edited collections and monographs have approached this question by gathering knowledge of the Anthropocene, Francisco Javier Carrillo and Günter Koch choose a different path:

Uncompromisingly interdisciplinary, Knowledge For The Anthropocene brings together contributors from different disciplinary and regional backgrounds, thus offering a clear and comprehensive account of the opportunities and challenges of knowledge in and for the Anthropocene.’

– Nico Stehr, Zeppelin University, Germany


Publication Date: 2021
ISBN: 978 1 80088 428 1
Extent: 416 pp

Edward Elgard Publishing

Contributors

Isabelle Arseneau, Jorge Asprón, Asen Balabanov, Raphaële Bidault-Waddington, Michael Blakeney, Amanda Boetzkes, Francisco Javier Carrillo, Noel Castree, Ernesto Contreras, Daniel Dahm, Cristián Ducoing, Irmgard Emmelhainz, Irina Feygina, Carlos Jesús García-Meza, Audrey Groleau, Irene Guijt, Bertrand Guillaume, Richard Heinberg, Anthony Hodgson, Guenter Koch, Alexander K. Lautensach, Boris Manov, Eoin McLaughlin, Sam Mickey, Jason Monios, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Jacobo Ocharan, David W. Orr, Velina Petrova, Chantal Pouliot, Julia M. Puaschunder, Alexander Ruser, Nalleli Salazar, David Arthur Sampson, Paulo David Soasti-Bareta, Gabriel Valerio-Ureña, Gordon Wilmsmeier, Marc Zimmer.

Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword: knowing what to know, what to do and how to do it in the Anthropocene (xiii)
Noel Castree
Preface (xvi)
Acknowledgments (xxi)
Introduction to Knowledge For The Anthropocene (1)
Francisco Javier Carrillo

PART I: KNOWLEDGE AND THE PLANETARY EMERGENCY
1. A portable philosophy toolkit for the Anthropocene (11)
Carlos Jesús García-Meza
2. Existential challenges to knowledge (22)
Bertrand Guillaume
3. Social psychological drivers of climate change denial (30)
Irina Feygina
4. Media accountability before the climate crisis (42)
Gabriel Valerio-Ureña, Jorge Asprón and Nalleli Salazar
PART II: ANTHROPOCENE LITERACY
5. A terminology for the Anthropocene (54)
Ernesto Contreras
6. A directory of digital resources about the Anthropocene (76)
Paulo David Soasti-Bareta
7. Educating for the Anthropocene (98)
Audrey Groleau, Chantal Pouliot, Isabelle Arseneau
8. Localization and globalization of core adaptive knowledge (107)
Alexander K. Lautensach
PART III: ANTHROPOCENE ECONOMICS
9. The end of Holocene economics (120)
Richard Heinberg
10. Precursors of an economics for the Anthropocene (132)
Daniel Dahm and Günter Koch
11. Deep adaptation and collapsology (145)
Jason Monios and Gordon Wilmsmeier
12. Genuine savings and economics for the Anthropocene (157)
Eoin McLaughlin and Cristián Ducoing
PART IV: JUSTICE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
13. Epistemic injustice (167)
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
14. The urgency for epistemic and political climate justice (178)
Jacobo Ocharan, Velina Petrova and Irene Guijt
15. Towards global environmental governance (194)
Julia M. Puaschunder
16. Transition agendas: going beyond consumerism? (204)
Boris Manov and Asen Balabanov
PART V: KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE
17. Scientific knowledge for the Anthropocene (213)
Marc Zimmer
18. The sciences of knowledge (225)
Francisco Javier Carrillo
19. Knowledge as world capital: global knowledge (240)
Alexander Ruser
20. Adaptive value of traditional knowledge (249)
Michael Blakeney
PART VI: IMAGINATION IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
21. Designing post-human futures (263)
Raphaële Bidault-Waddington
22. Integral ecology: reconnecting nature, culture, and knowledge (276)
Sam Mickey
23. Visuality conditions under the Anthropocene (284)
Irmgard Emmelhainz
24. The aesthesis of plastic capitalism (297)
Amanda Boetzkes
PART VII: CO-CREATING FUTURES
25. Democracy in the Anthropocene (307)
David W. Orr
26. Envisioning scenarios for the Anthropocene (316)
David Arthur Sampson
27. The farthest we can see (328)
Anthony Hodgson
28. Knowledge for the Anthropocene: an agenda (339)
Francisco Javier Carrillo
Conclusion to Knowledge For The Anthropocene (358)
Günter Koch