Responsibility for Climate Crises: Tackling Claims to Certainty and Human Exceptionalism

dc.contributor.advisorZweerde, van der, Evert
dc.contributor.authorAl-Bayaty de Ridder, Julée
dc.date.issued2023-09-25
dc.description.abstractAs the dominant contemporary discourse dealing with the relations between humans, other-than-human species and environments, the Anthropocene debate features two issues that I identify, namely claims to certainty and human exceptionalism. In order to critique these issues, I probe the works of diverse authors who explore different articulations of responsibility for climate crises. While Fyodorov renders humans thoughtless by imposing an obligation on them and by claiming certainty, Haraway assumes humans ought to be fully conscientious of their actions in and entanglements with their environments, and Arendt emphasizes the spontaneity, uncertainty and unpredictability of action. I argue that exploring the uncertain space in-between thoughtlessness and conscientiousness can provide means to conceptualize novel ways of responding to climate crises that acknowledge multi-species entanglements.
dc.identifier.urihttps://theses.ubn.ru.nl/handle/123456789/16210
dc.language.isoen
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen
dc.thesis.specialisationspecialisations::Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen::Philosophy: Research Master::Social and Political Philosophy
dc.thesis.studyprogrammestudyprogrammes::Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen::Philosophy: Research Master
dc.thesis.typeResearchmaster
dc.titleResponsibility for Climate Crises: Tackling Claims to Certainty and Human Exceptionalism
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