Phenomenology and Future Generations: Generativity, Justice, and Amor Mundi (Hardcover)

Phenomenology and Future Generations: Generativity, Justice, and Amor Mundi By Matthias Fritsch (Editor), Ferdinando G. Menga (Editor), Rebecca Van Der Post (Editor) Cover Image

Phenomenology and Future Generations: Generativity, Justice, and Amor Mundi (Hardcover)

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In the face of widespread environmental and social destabilization and growing uncertainty about the future of humanity, this collection of essays brings the philosophical tradition of phenomenology to the question of relations between generations to examine our ethical, political, and environmental obligations to future people. Emphasizing phenomenology's rich reflections on the role of time in the constitution of the social-historical world and its relation to the environment, the essays interweave the central themes of mortality, natality, generativity, and amor mundi to build vital bridges between new developments in both eco- and critical phenomenology and important work in intergenerational ethics. Together, the chapters reevaluate the traditional scope and foundational concepts of environmental ethics and social justice, paving the way for a revised understanding of intergenerational responsibilities, culminating in the key insight that future people are of us. The result is an invaluable conceptual toolkit for phenomenologists, ethicists, theorists, students, and activists concerned with environmental justice and climate ethics.
Matthias Fritsch is Full Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal. Among other books, he is the author of The Promise of Memory: History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida, also published by SUNY Press. Ferdinando G. Menga is Full Professor of Legal Philosophy and Philosophy of Politics at the Law School of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy. He is the author of Ausdruck, Mitwelt, Ordnung, among many other books. Rebecca van der Post is a concert violinist and doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Humanities (HUMA) at Concordia University, Montreal.
Product Details ISBN: 9781438499499
ISBN-10: 1438499493
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English