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Book review: The fanaticism of the apocalypse

Sharman, Amelia (2013) Book review: The fanaticism of the apocalypse. LSE Review of Books (13 Jun 2013). Website.

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"The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse." Pascal Bruckner. Polity. April 2013. --- The planet is sick and human beings have to pay. Today, that is the orthodoxy throughout the Western world, and our ecological catastrophism is turning us into cowering children, writes Pascal Bruckner. Rather than preaching catastrophe and pessimism, Bruckner argues that we instead need to develop a democratic and generous ecology that addresses specific problems in a practical way. Amelia Sharman finds this philosophical work a frustrating read for the ways it ignores the large body of climate science on the significant detrimental impacts to many areas of the world.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 15:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:00

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