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Christian environmental ethos as a more sustainable answer to the ecological problems in the anthropocene

Čartolovni, Anto

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In contemporary age, human beings reached the conclusion that they are the main driving force responsible for the changes to our planet and that they are the originator of the new era of Anthropocene, in contrast to the recent era of Holocene in which nature possessed certain autonomy. The incurred changes are the consequence of human technological progress leading to further deterioration. The development of this new concept is tightly connected not only with the prevention of further deterioration of the actual situation, but also with the restoration of actual state. Today’s discourse regarding actual problem solving takes two directions – modern environmentalism and eco-modernism. While some of the environmentalists/ecological movements consider that the emerging technology should be restricted, and some even take a repulsive stand towards their use, eco-modernists point out how the actual use of emerging technologies is the only way to resolve the actual issue. The Christian environmental ethos takes a middle path, and provides the answer and guidelines for finding a suitable solution to the existing polarisation which, on the one hand, does not hesitate to use new and emerging technologies, and on the other hand, does not advocate their irresponsible application.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 8, 2018
Journal Filozofska Istrazivanja
Print ISSN 0351-4706
Electronic ISSN 1848-2309
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 4
Pages 779-796
APA6 Citation Čartolovni, A. (2018). Christian environmental ethos as a more sustainable answer to the ecological problems in the anthropocene. Filozofska istraživanja, 37(4), 779-796. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi37410
DOI https://doi.org/10.21464/fi37410
Keywords Environmentalism; Eco-pragmatism; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; Laudato si’; Ambiental ethics; Ethos; Anthropocene; Eco-modernism; Christianity; Ecology
Publisher URL https://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=293546
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