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Philosophy of the Anthropocene

The Human Turn

Authors: Raffnsøe, Sverre

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The Anthropocene is heralded as a new epoch distinguishing itself from all foregoing eons in the history of the Earth. It is characterized by the overarching importance of the human species in a number of respects, but also by the recognition of human dependence and precariousness. A critical human turn affecting the human condition is still in the process of arriving in the wake of an initial Copernican Revolution and Kant's ensuing second Copernican Counter-revolution.

Within this landscape, issues concerning the human - its finitude, responsiveness, responsibility, maturity, auto-affection and relationship to itself - appear rephrased and re-accentuated as decisive probing questions. In this book Sverre Raffnsøe explores how the change has ramifications for the kinds of knowledge that can be acquired concerning human beings and for the human sciences as a study of human existential beings in the world.

About the authors

Sverre Raffnsøe is Professor of Philosophy and Editor-in-Chief of Foucault Studies at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. In addition to Foucault: Studienhandbuch (2010), Foucault: A Research Companion (Palgrave, 2014), Nietzsche's 'Genealogie der Moral' (2007) and Coexistence without Common Sense, Vol. I-III (doctoral dissertation 2002, 911 pages), he is the author of books and articles on philosophical aesthetics, management philosophy, social philosophy and recent French and German philosophy.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Opening of a New Chapter in the World’s History

    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    Pages 2-7

  • A Prominent Role in a Landscape Lush with Mutual Mediation

    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    Pages 8-19

  • The (Post)human Condition

    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    Pages 20-27

  • The Turn within and of the Human

    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    Pages 29-34

  • The Human Turn as It Appears within Central Fields of Knowledge, Capabilities and Skills

    Raffnsøe, Sverre

    Pages 35-39

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
The Human Turn
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52670-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137526700
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52669-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 75
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