Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene

  • Zylinska J
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Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene considers our human responsibility for the world, at a time when life finds itself under a unique threat. Its goal is to rethink " life " and what we can do with it, in whatever time we have left—as individuals and as a species. This speculative, poetic book also includes a photographic project by the author. A spirited, eloquent, original, and interdisciplinary manifesto for ethics, which takes seriously, on the one hand, a non-anthropocentric perspective and the challenge to human exceptionalism; and, on the other hand, the possibility of the extinction of life in the Anthropocene epoch. The book presents a serious meditation on the meaning of the old ethical preoccupation— " how to live a good life? " —in an age when life itself is threatened with extinction.

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Zylinska, J. (2014). Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene. Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene. Open Humanities Press. https://doi.org/10.3998/ohp.12917741.0001.001

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