Philosophy and climate change

Mark Budolfson, Tristram McPherson, David Plunkett

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Climate change is poised to threaten, disrupt, and transform human life, and the social, economic, and political institutions that structure it. In light of this, understanding climate change, and discussing how to address it, should be at the very center of our public conversation. Philosophy can make an enormous contribution to that conversation, but only if both philosophers and non-philosophers understand what it can contribute. The sixteen original articles collected in this volume both illustrate the diverse ways that philosophy can contribute to this conversation, and ways in which thinking about climate change can help to illuminate a range of topics of independent interest to philosophers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages402
ISBN (Electronic)9780198796282
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Climate change
  • Collective action
  • Environment
  • Epistemology
  • Equity
  • Ethics
  • Health
  • Philosophy
  • Population
  • Sustainability


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