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Automobility: Global Warming as Symptomatology

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dc.contributor.author Backhaus, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-14T20:07:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-14T20:07:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6805
dc.description.abstract "The argument of this paper is that sustainability requires a new worldview paradigm. It critically evaluates Gore’s liberal-based environmentalism in order to show how 'shallow ecologies' are called into question by deeper ecologies. This analysis leads to the notion that global warming is better understood as a symptom indicative of the worldview that is the source for environmental crises. Heidegger’s ontological hermeneutics and its critique of modern technology show that the modern worldview involves an enframing (a totalizing technological ordering) of the natural. Enframing reveals entities as standing reserve (on demand energy suppliers). My thesis maintains that enframing is geographically expressed as automobility. Because of the energy needs used to maintain automobility, reaching the goal of sustainability requires rethinking the spatial organization of life as a function of stored energy technologies." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject global warming en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.title Automobility: Global Warming as Symptomatology en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Commentory en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 187-208 en_US

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