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Surviving the Anthropocene through Inventing New Ecological Justice and Biosocial Philosophical Literacy

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.10.00  Humanities  Philosophy   
6.12.02  Humanities  Geography  Social geography 

Code Science Field
H155  Humanities  Moral science 

Code Science Field
6.03  Humanities  Philosophy, Ethics and Religion 
5.07  Social Sciences  Social and economic geography 
Keywords
Anthropocene, climate change, ecological justice, air, water, ecological literacy, CAS metoda
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Researchers (9)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  55602  PhD Petri Joakim Berndtson  Philosophy  Researcher  2021 - 2023  15 
2.  36453  PhD Maja Bjelica  Philosophy  Researcher  2020 - 2023  86 
3.  10995  PhD Rado Bohinc  Social sciences  Researcher  2022 - 2023  759 
4.  13406  PhD Nives Dolšak  Economics  Researcher  2019 - 2023  50 
5.  22368  PhD Nadja Furlan Štante  Theology  Researcher  2019 - 2023  255 
6.  52486  PhD She Mackenzie Hawke  Philosophy  Researcher  2019 - 2023  66 
7.  23936  Patricia Kompara    Technical associate  2019 - 2023 
8.  39216  Kristjan Nemac  Sociology  Junior researcher  2019 - 2021  28 
9.  18054  PhD Lenart Škof  Philosophy  Head  2019 - 2023  511 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1510  Science and Research Centre Koper  Koper  7187416000  14,188 
2.  2782  Alma Mater Europaea University  Maribor  2304821000  7,937 
Abstract
This project critically responds to the reckless and unconscious creation of the Anthropocene Epoch by the human industrial military complex since the Great Acceleration of the 1950s that may yet render nature as an artefact. It is further provoked by the governmental lack of effective response to the subsequent g/local climate change crisis of the twenty-first century that radically diminishes the cultural heritage of inter-species relations and thus the community of life. This inter-disciplinary project offers new conditions of possibility for elemental water and aerial sustainability and philosophico-ethical reasoning, which is to be achieved by co-creating innovative change that advances shifts in consciousness and planning. Given that local human agricultural, industrial and military enterprise has flow-on effects globally through weather and elemental conditions until the present time, this project is predicated on actors becoming conscious of and accountable to g/local effects of mis-management particularly of the porous elements of water and air. This project addresses the crisis from the different optics of sharing the world, biosociality, CAS theory, and ecological literacy. It seems that only by standing on the precipice of extinction of species and what is commonly understood as the natural world, with concomitant disappearances of water courses and polluted air and earth, will humanity come to grips with the catastrophic promise of a degraded tomorrow. The aim of this project is to resolve the perceived clash between culture, nature and ethics in the Anthropocene. It magnifies and expands an elemental philosophy of water and air, and related pedagogical innovation, with biosocial (cultural) geography included as a key for approaching a new paradigm. By explicitly linking environmental discourse and communication to environmental preferences and policy making, it identifies channels of influence and provides new avenues of thinking and interlinking of various fields within humanities, social sciences and environmental studies. The project addresses three interdisciplinary intertwined issues: environmental ontology (the so called water & aerial literacy and biosocial (cultural) geography), environmental pedagogy, and finally, environmental public policy. We apply elemental literacy (to transpose current understandings and to produce insight and management reform and philosophical analysis predicated on the theme of restorative ecological justice and practice. The specificity of this inquiry rests with the elements of water (an element of fluidity/porousness), and air (as an element of a new “respiratory philosophy”), two elements that animate all life and which critically rely on clean aquatic and atmospheric conditions for expression, co-evolvement and life-supporting reorganization. A critical aspect of the research project is an innovative and inclusive pedagogical approach that inspires a range of stakeholders, and is invested in disrupting pre-existing structural obstacles. To re-imagine former pathways of being and to scrutinise systems resilience or breakdown, we further apply in this project Prigogine and Stengers Complex Adaptive Systems theory (CAS – an interdisciplinary method) further elaborated by Levin and Kauffman, and augmented through elemental water and aerial literacy that recognises the planet as a complex adaptive system, based on our elaborations of an ontologico-pedagogical potential of both water and air.
Significance for science
This inter-disciplinary project has three main scientific objectives: 1. To understand and co-direct water and aerial flows and connections more holistically as having environmental, economic and cultural value through ecological literacy; 2. To enact elemental literacy through air and water and their co-relations, understood philosophically and socio-culturally through the application of Complex Adaptive Systems towards new ontological direction; 3. To advance ecological restorative justice and intersubjective ethics in theory and praxis through innovative philosophy and bio-respect for elemental worlds founded in innovative pedagogy and contemporary public policy on the climate change   The originality of research questions in this proposal include the innovative analysis of the following main problem topics:   1. Investigation of an ethics of air and water through a new respiratory philosophy and biosocial water literacy 2. Refiguration of policy, action and governance towards a connective, reparative future through acute recognition of environmental risk and support of innovative thinking and practice that is ecologically proactive and philosophically wise; 3. Exploration about respiratory philosophy, elemental water literacy and CAS and how can they predict a different future direction from what current predictions on climate crisis suggest. 4. A view from the radical philosophy and an ethics of environmental stewardship - in able to answer the question how can they re-position and transform future trajectories of elemental supply, respect and engagement. 5. To answer the question how can we better understand transboundary relations between people, creatures and the elements in relation to de-commoditising natural resources and rendering them as sovereign agents in their own becoming. RELEVANCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE:      In this project will be employed CAS method, which will be interdisciplinary mingled with thinking of biosociality, cultural geography and philosophical water and aerial literacy - providing hope for a new paradigm. Thie project will provide scientists as well as various stakeholders with guideliness and innovative curicula for the development of environmental awareness and complementary raise a new environmental awarenss through critical pedagogy and environmental public policy. In such a paradigm co-evolved respect between nature and culture can be augmented through policy, practice and elemental philosophical thinking about ethical ways forward that disrupt dominant power relations rather than reductionist polarised memories of past process that exclude all beyond the dominant and vertical frames of life. The research project will grow links with partners and associates with cognizance of how a diversity of modern and traditional knowledge contexts are critical to sustainability logics that re-sacrilize water, air and the broader sovereignity of nature.
Significance for the country
This inter-disciplinary project has three main scientific objectives: 1. To understand and co-direct water and aerial flows and connections more holistically as having environmental, economic and cultural value through ecological literacy; 2. To enact elemental literacy through air and water and their co-relations, understood philosophically and socio-culturally through the application of Complex Adaptive Systems towards new ontological direction; 3. To advance ecological restorative justice and intersubjective ethics in theory and praxis through innovative philosophy and bio-respect for elemental worlds founded in innovative pedagogy and contemporary public policy on the climate change   The originality of research questions in this proposal include the innovative analysis of the following main problem topics:   1. Investigation of an ethics of air and water through a new respiratory philosophy and biosocial water literacy 2. Refiguration of policy, action and governance towards a connective, reparative future through acute recognition of environmental risk and support of innovative thinking and practice that is ecologically proactive and philosophically wise; 3. Exploration about respiratory philosophy, elemental water literacy and CAS and how can they predict a different future direction from what current predictions on climate crisis suggest. 4. A view from the radical philosophy and an ethics of environmental stewardship - in able to answer the question how can they re-position and transform future trajectories of elemental supply, respect and engagement. 5. To answer the question how can we better understand transboundary relations between people, creatures and the elements in relation to de-commoditising natural resources and rendering them as sovereign agents in their own becoming. RELEVANCE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE:      In this project will be employed CAS method, which will be interdisciplinary mingled with thinking of biosociality, cultural geography and philosophical water and aerial literacy - providing hope for a new paradigm. Thie project will provide scientists as well as various stakeholders with guideliness and innovative curicula for the development of environmental awareness and complementary raise a new environmental awarenss through critical pedagogy and environmental public policy. In such a paradigm co-evolved respect between nature and culture can be augmented through policy, practice and elemental philosophical thinking about ethical ways forward that disrupt dominant power relations rather than reductionist polarised memories of past process that exclude all beyond the dominant and vertical frames of life. The research project will grow links with partners and associates with cognizance of how a diversity of modern and traditional knowledge contexts are critical to sustainability logics that re-sacrilize water, air and the broader sovereignity of nature.
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