Volume 17, Issue 1, Spring 2020
Climate Change and the Task of Thinking
Being in the Anthropocene
World Appropriation in the Age of Global Warming
We live in the anthropocene, the era of global warming. How are Americans responding to this predicament? To answer the question we need a philosophical concept of a collective mood and then empirical support to make it concrete. The result is a collective ground state. It has gone through the stages of confident prosperity, the dissolution of that confidence, the present state of anxious disorientation, and the hopeful prospect of grounded responsibility.