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Taking turns with the Earth : phenomenology, deconstruction, and intergenerational justice / Matthias Fritsch.

Author/creator Fritsch, Matthias author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
Descriptionxii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ontological problems and methods in intergenerational justice -- Levinas's 'being-for-beyond-my-death' -- Asymmetrical reciprocity and the gift in Mauss and Derrida -- Double turn-taking among generations and with Earth -- Interment.
Abstract "The environmental crisis, one of the great challenges of our time, tends to disenfranchise those who come after us. Arguing that as temporary inhabitants of the earth, we cannot be indifferent to future generations, this book draws on the resources of phenomenology and poststructuralism to help us conceive of moral relations in connection with human temporality. Demonstrating that moral and political normativity emerge with generational time, the time of birth and death, this book proposes two related models of intergenerational and environmental justice. The first entails a form of indirect reciprocity, in which we owe future people both because of their needs and interests and because we ourselves have been the beneficiaries of peoples past; the second posits a generational taking of turns that Matthias Fritsch applies to both our institutions and our natural environment, in other words, to the earth as a whole. Offering new readings of key philosophers, and emphasizing the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida in particular, Taking Turns with the Earth disrupts human-centered notions of terrestrial appropriation and sharing to give us a new continental philosophical account of future-oriented justice" -- From the publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Fritsch, Matthias. Taking turns with the Earth. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018 9781503606968
LCCN 2018003993
ISBN9781503604940 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1503604942 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781503606951 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1503606953 paperback ; alkaline paper

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