On Earth Ethic (Q&A Session)
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In his book "The climate history in planetary age" (Chicago Univ. Press, 2021), Dipesh Chakrabarty discusses the implications of the Anthropocene und suggests the distinction of two perspectives: the anthropocentric and expansionist, global approach and the planetary perspective, which decenters the human. According to him “The COVID-19 pandemic is the most recent and tragic illustration of how the expanding and accelerating processes of globalization can trigger changes in the much longer-term history of life on the planet”. In this Q & A session, Dipesh Chakrabarty will answer questions asked by the convenors and the audience about the book and his assessment of “earth ethic”.
Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History and South Asian Languages and Civilization at the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of 2014 Toynbee Prize and of the 2019 Tagore Memorial Prize, awarded by the government of West Bengal,India.
Reading: Chakrabarty, D. (2021): The climate history in planetary age. Chicago: Chicago Univ. Press