On Jacob's contribution
In 2051, climate barbarism has become the norm. Jacob Blumenfeld wonders: how did we get there? Does genuine scientific awareness and acceptance of the existence of anthropogenic climate change really lead to collective human action against climate change? Or can it possibly lead towards anti-egalitarianism, xenophobia, and classism?
Jacob Blumenfeld presents his work on day 2 of T2051MCC. On this day it is assumed that global heating has remained below 1.5°C.
Some background on Jacob
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Jacob Blumenfeld is an Assistant Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oldenburg, and a researcher in the interdisciplinary DFG project “Structural Transformations of Property”. Before coming to Oldenburg, he taught at FU Berlin, The New School, and CUNY. He has had research stays at Humboldt University Berlin, Technical University Darmstadt, and the Goethe University of Frankfurt. He completed his PhD in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York with a dissertation on the concept of property in Kant, Fichte and Hegel. His research areas are political philosophy, critical theory, and German Idealism, with a special focus on property, ecology, and freedom. He is the author of All Things are Nothing to Me (2018), and a translator of Rosa Luxemburg’s complete works. He is currently writing a book on climate politics.
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