CAPAS Distinguished Lecture by Dipesh Chakrabarty
The Distinguished Lecture had to be cancelled due to illness of the speaker.
Between Denialism and Apocalyptic Thought: Facing Climate Change
The general lack or the slow pace of urgent human action on climate change stands in particular contrast to our growing knowledge of planetary environmental crises. This has sometimes led to apocalyptic forms of thinking in the humanities. This lecture will use such thinking as its starting for exploring other possible human meanings of this seeming inaction.