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Greentopia: Utopian Thought in the Anthropocene

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  • Jun 2024
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  • The first book to theorize utopian thought as an imaginary of the nature-society-interface
  • Offers various approaches to the environmental crisis, without losing the theme utopia-dystopia
  • Greentopia offers a method of re-imagination, which can be applied to practice

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  • Greentopia
  • Utopia
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ecological Crisis
  • Sustainability
  • Green Imaginaries

About this book

Greentopia: Utopian Thought in the Anthropocene provides new ways of imagining  the future interface between society and non-human nature and brings into focus the possibility of a peaceful coexistence. “Greentopia” is a mode of thought that takes us beyond mourning environmental degradation and ecological catastrophe. The absence of already-paved paths in the area gives space for a variety of experiments in thinking. The book interprets its subject, “Greentopia”, as a method of re-imagination, yet also as a very concrete practice. It brings together researchers from different areas to investigate environmental utopia from their respective angles. The present volume is of highest interest for environmental ethicists, but also of interest for anyone involved in current discourses on utopianism, life in the Anthropocene, environmental crises, the future of agriculture and green cities.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

    Angela Kallhoff, Eva Liedauer

About the editors

Angela Kallhoff holds the Professorship of Ethics with special emphasis on Applied Ethics at the University of Vienna, Austria, Faculty of Philosophy and Education since 2011. She is Vice-Director of the Vienna Doctoral School of Philosophy and Key Investigator in the Austrian Excellence Cluster "Knowledge in Crisis". She has also led the project “New Directions in Plant Ethics” and the Interdisciplinary Research Platform “Nano Norms Nature". She holds frequent lectures on ethics, political philosophy, environmental ethics and introduction to practical philosophy. Her research focuses on political philosophy, foundations of ethics, ehtics of nature and climate ethics. Her recent publications include a book on the foundation of ethics in comparison to the capacities of animals (Der Mensch. Das moralische Tier, Suhrkamp 2022), a book on climate justice (Climate Justice and Collective Action, Routledge 2021) and numerous articles on the ethics of war, ethics of nature and public goods.

Eva Liedauer is assistant at the Chair of Ethics with Special Emphasis on Applied Ethics at the University of Vienna. As a PhD candidate, her research is on Hannah Arendt's theory of judgement, Arendt's theory of the political and philosophical approaches to money.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Greentopia: Utopian Thought in the Anthropocene

  • Editors: Angela Kallhoff, Eva Liedauer

  • Series Title: The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-56801-5Due: 14 July 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-56804-6Due: 14 July 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-56802-2Due: 14 July 2024

  • Series ISSN: 1570-3010

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1737

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 249

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

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