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Geo-societal Narratives

Contextualising geosciences

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an accessible overview of the societal relevance of contemporary geosciences

  • Explores the diverse intellectual homes of the authors offer a rich resource in terms of how they perceive human agency within the Earth system

  • Discussion on culture, education, or philosophy of science as aggregating concepts of seemingly disjunct narratives

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Why Geo-societal Narratives?

    • Martin Bohle, Eduardo Marone
    Pages 1-16
  3. Current Definition and Vision of Geoethics

    • Silvia Peppoloni, Giuseppe Di Capua
    Pages 17-28
  4. A Critique of (Weak) Anthropocentric Geoethics

    • Giovanni Frigo, Luiz A. Ifanger
    Pages 67-80
  5. Geo-scientific Culture and Geoethics

    • Gabor Mihaly Nagy, Martin Bohle
    Pages 191-199
  6. Humanistic Geosciences: A Cultural and Educational Construction

    • Eduardo Marone, Mario Bouzo
    Pages 201-212
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 217-221

About this book

This book provides an accessible overview of the societal relevance of contemporary geosciences. Engaging various disciplines from humanities and social sciences, the book offers philosophical, cultural, economic, and geoscientific insights into how to contextualise geosciences in the node of Culture and Nature.

The authors introduce two perspectives of societal geosciences, both informed by the lens of geoethics. Throughout the text, core themes are explored; human agency, the integrity of place, geo-centricity, economy and climate justice, subjective sense-making and spirituality, nationalism, participatory empowerment and leadership in times of anthropogenic global change. The book concludes with a discussion on culture, education, or philosophy of science as aggregating concepts of seemingly disjunct narratives.

The diverse intellectual homes of the authors offer a rich resource in terms of how they perceive human agency within the Earth system. Two geoscientific perspectives and fourteen narratives from various cultural, social and political viewpoints contextualise geosciences in the World(s) of the Anthropocene.

Martin Bohle was a manager of EU science programs. He obtained a Docteur ès Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (CH). His interests are societal geosciences and geophysical fluid dynamics. Affiliated with the Ronin Institute (NJ, USA), he cooperates with the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

Eduardo Marone, Professor at the Federal University of Paraná (Center for Marine Studies), obtained a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the University of São Paulo. He is Director of the Training Centre of the International Ocean Institute for Latin America and the Caribbean and was a leading Author for the Millennium Assessment.


Keywords

  • geoethics
  • environmental philosophy
  • responsible science
  • sustainable development
  • human-environment relations
  • humanistic geoscience
  • Geo-Scientific Culture
  • Human-Earth Interdependence
  • culture and nature
  • anthropogenic global change
  • societal geosciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, Montclair, USA

    Martin Bohle

  • International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), Rome, Italy

    Eduardo Marone

About the editors

Martin Bohle was a manager of EU science programs. He obtained a Docteur ès Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (CH). His interests are societal geosciences and geophysical fluid dynamics. Affiliated with the Ronin Institute (NJ, USA), he cooperates with the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

 Eduardo Marone, Professor at the Federal University of Paraná (Center for Marine Studies), obtained a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the University of São Paulo. He is Director of the Training Centre of the International Ocean Institute for Latin America and the Caribbean and was a leading Author for the Millennium Assessment.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-79028-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)