The Protestant dimension of the ethical critique of carbon commodification - reprint

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    Some influential philosophers have argued that carbon commodification is a morally bad means of combating global climate change. This article argues that the ethical critique of carbon commodification derives moral coherence and strength from its implicit religious foundation, that is, the “Protestant” understanding of social ethics on which it relies. The argument is threefold. First, the ethical critique of carbon commodification is not a strictly ethical position, as it typically depends on prophetic indictment as well as moral-philosophical concerns. Second, the ethical critique of carbon commodification involves a secularized continuation of the “Protestant” tradition within Christian thought. Third, its “Protestant-ness” gives the ethical critique of carbon commodification critical power, as the very occurrence of climate change implies coherency problems for the opposing dominant “Roman” tradition.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelChristian Faith, Philosophy & International Relations
    SubtitelThe Lamb and the Wolf
    RedacteurenSimon Polinder, Govert J. Buijs
    Plaats van productieLeiden
    UitgeverijBrill
    Hoofdstuk14
    Pagina's265-284
    Aantal pagina's20
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-90-04-40989-7
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-04-40988-0
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    StatusPublished - 29-okt.-2019

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