Saturday, August 8, 2015

Philosophy Wire: Environment. Human right. In a void world. (and only in this case)


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-08-08]: Dutch court ordered state to reduce emissions by 25% within five years to protect its citizens from climate change in world’s first climate liability suit brought under human rights and tort law. [1] We consider the world soulless. And in such a world a “good environment” is a “right”. A right of soulless people against other soulless objects. A legal construct which hides in an elegant way our voidness. We are the souls of the universe. And yet we ask for “rights” in relation to it’s soulless part…

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