November 30, 2022

The Ontological Violence of Engaged Pluralism (Luke Barnesmoore)

In many cases, by documenting the way settler colonial power ascends to unquestioned normalcy and recirculates as natural and given, the decolonizing project becomes one of suggesting counter realities or alternative ways of knowing and being. – Sarah de Leeuw and Sarah Hunt, “Unsettling Decolonizing Geographies” Introduction It is important to begin this discussion by […]

Divine Judgement And The Ethics Of Authenticity -Unsettling Thoughts On The Covid-19 Virus (Paul Tyson)

The very idea of divine judgement expressed in natural disasters seems outdated and, at the least, unpleasant to us. There are three basic reasons for this: science, ethics and theology. Thanks to modern science we have a pretty clear idea about the natural causes of droughts, floods and other disasters. We no longer think of […]

The Value Of Nature – A Critical Account Of Anthropocentrism In Politics, Part 2 (Anne Fremaux)

The following is part two of a three-part article. Part one can be found by clicking here.    The alienation from nature and the loss of freedom This debate may sound abstract but actually is not when placed in the context of the opposition between nature and artefact. For instance, Jeremy Rifkin cites the estimation […]