- Title Pages
- Introduction: Adapting Humanity
- I Adapting Restoration to Climate Change
- 1 Nature Restoration as a Paradigm for the Human Relationship with Nature
- 2 Environmental Virtues and the Aims of Restoration
- 3 Global Warming and Virtues of Ecological Restoration
- 4 History, Novelty, and Virtue in Ecological Restoration
- II Integrating Ecology into the Virtue of Justice
- 5 The Death of Restoration?
- 6 Animal Flourishing and Capabilities in an Era of Global Change
- 7 Environment as Meta-capability: Why a Dignified Human Life Requires a Stable Climate System
- 8 Justice, Ecological Integrity, and Climate Change
- III Adjusting Character to a Changing Environment
- 9 Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming
- 10 The Virtue of Responsibility for the Global Climate
- 11 Rethinking Greed
- 12 Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge
- IV Reorganizing Institutions to Enable Human Virtue
- 13 The Sixth Mass Extinction Is Caused by Us
- 14 Human Values and Institutional Responses to Climate Change
- 15 Alienation and the Commons
- 16 Thinking like a Planet
- About the Contributors
Thinking like a Planet
Thinking like a Planet
- (p.316) (p.317) 16 Thinking like a Planet
- Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change
Paul D. Hirsch
Bryan G. Norton
- The MIT Press
This chapter explores the kind of change that would have to occur in human perspective if we were to undergo a cognitive transformation and learn to “think like a planet.” It first presents an example of an individual transformation, establishing the importance of this cognitive shift, and then generalizes the process of individual cognitive transformation to groups and societies. The chapter concludes by explaining what the acceptance of an important role for cognitive transformations means for our understanding of virtue and virtuous behavior.
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