publication . Article . 2020

Go for the Gaiacene! Knowledge, Culture and Corona

Peter L. W. Finke;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 19 Dec 2020 Journal: Ecolinguística: Revista brasileira de ecologia e linguagem (ECO-REBEL) (issn: 2447-7052, eissn: 2447-7052, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Linguística (UnB-PPGL)
Abstract
The author of a book on the errors of the Anthropocene – a leading German ecolinguist – sees parallels between the illness caused by the new Covid 19-virus and the illness of the earth caused by the Anthropocene. We have to learn that science does not mean certainty but organizing uncertainty according to rational arguments. And rationality is culture-dependent as well as universal at the same time. The ecolinguistic view on language is pioneering this understanding by including the environments of languages into its scientific scope and widening its horizon towards learning from different cultures. One of the stupidities of the present age is neglecting cogniti...
Subjects
free text keywords: Antropoceno; racionalidade; ciência transformadora; necessidades do futuro; Ecolinguística; incerteza., Anthropocene; Rationality; Transforming science; Needs of the future; Ecolinguistics; Uncertainty
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