Alpha-thology of the Anthropocene: Table of Contents
While no anthology of this size could comprehensively address the emergent field of study surrounding the anthropocene, group Champion Alpha Gold’s Anthology covers a diverse range of topics, from cultural attitudes to our changing environment, to the value of specific solutions to certain aspects of the anthropocene.
Saleem Noor – Traditional Eastern Thought in Environmental Ethics
In Traditonal Eastern Thought in Environmental Ethics, Saleem Noor discusses how we can relate to nature according to one branch of Eastern Philosophy, Hinduism. From reading this chapter, you will learn of the influence of Western thought on our attitude towards and mentality of the environment and what Eastern philosophy can provide to make this relationship better.
This draws an interesting parallel to Leyla Ahmadi’s paper where she discusses gender’s influence on how people relate to nature and how it is different in areas that contain a stronger emphasis on gender roles.
Christine Williams – Environmental Education in the US and Beyond
In “Environmental Education in the US and Beyond,” Christine Williams takes the view that the United States is behind in terms of environmental education, as compared to other nations such as China, France, Belgium, and many other countries in the European Union. The majority of educational institutions in the US are not currently teaching the ethical value of nature and its resources to children, thus allowing our global competitors to achieve better sustainability, potentially leaving us dangerously dependent on them for necessary resources.
In “Traditional Eastern Thought in Environmental Ethics,” Saleem Noor emphasizes the idea that Eastern Philosophy tends to place more value on the intrinsic qualities of nature, and that the United States ought to learn from this ideology.
Leyla Ahmadi – Relating Gender and the Anthropocene
Lindsay Hunter – International corporation and governmental responsibilities and roles in the Anthropocene.
This chapter will focus on international corporation and governmental responsibilities and roles in the Anthropocene.
In writing this chapter Lindsay Hunter hopeed to help the reader understand the current role that both of these parties have, and the lack of responsibility they currently share in this issue. sustain the environment and its resources, in the most ethical manner.
in their operations. Daviss’ chapter discusses waste management, an important aspect for corporations to consider if they are actively making an effort to run in a more environmentally friendly manner.
John Daviss – Responsible Waste Management and Sustainability for Business
Andrew Bullard – “Fixing” the Anthropocene: the Significance of Carbon Offsetting
Kenneth Sandoval – Modern Extinction in the Anthropocene
Chapter Eight Bennett Oden – De-extinction in the Anthropocene
In “De-Extinction in the Anthropocene,” Bennett Oden discusses resurrection biology as a proposed strategy of restoration ecology that seeks to revive extinct species and potentially introduce them into their original ecosystems. He discusses this use of de-extinction technology as being both beyond the scope of our current understanding of ecology and largely unhelpful to the quest of preserving a habitable environment. The reader should leave this chapter with a superficial understanding of the methods used in resurrection biology and a critical perspective on the ethical ramifications of cloning and genetic manipulation programs. This portion of our anthology expands on “Modern Extinction in the Anthropocene” by evaluating a specific solution to the current biodiversity crisis in terms of utility and ethics.manipulation programs.