Feelings About Eternity (02:11)
Chakrabarty's precociousness in social science made him feel superior to his parents and India's Hinduism until performing funeral rites for his father, in community with others performing the same ritual, gave him a new feeling.
Humans as Geological Agents (02:14)
Global warming shakes up social scientists' assumptions, showing humans are geological agents- their environmental impact is not just biological. Thinkers have long separated natural and human history.
Science, Humanities and Global Warming (02:09)
Climate science has led to breaches in the wall between science and the humanities. Scientists have considered the ethical implications of global warming.
Conversation between Natural and Political Science (02:55)
A climate scientist believes politics is short-term in nature and cannot solve climate change, an argument similar to Utopian critiques of democracy. A political scientist has argued that many political models assume infinite growth.
Continued Science-Humanities Divide (01:06)
Despite the emerging conversation over climate change, science and the humanities will remain different. Scientists will tell us what a human being is, but humanities will tell us about the experience of being human.
Climate Change and Emotional Appeal (01:11)
Impacts of climate change more than two generations out naturally appeal to cognition, not emotion. Climate scientists are trying to turn the issue into an emotional one.
Rethinking Political Possibilities (02:19)
Climate crisis calls for a new kind of politics where geological imagination influences political imagination. Standard political and economic considerations assume there is always a substitute, but there is none for the ocean.
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