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Fragments of Environmental Discourse – Who or What is Now?

Faced with environmental and ecological crises, as well as a crisis of living in a broader sense, we are constantly confronted with questions about acting and thinking for change, of breaking with the current state of affairs. Usually, we start from assumptions about the complex interplay of nature, humans and society, and generally do not question these seemingly self-explanatory starting points. With practice-oriented thought, we forget about the naturalized conceptual framework that persists in common sense. The lack of theoretical reflection is reflected in fragmented action, both at the level of environmental struggles as well as in the sphere which seeks to introduce conceptual considerations into these struggles so that they can better reflect on their actions. In light of these assumptions, the authors introduce their considerations with questions of the time understood as now, and the specific potential of this period where the reinvention of the subject presupposes its transformative dimension. The second part of the article deals with the issue of common sense and the transformation of the political into the post-political. In connection with the conceptual framing and understanding of man, the authors show that we are entering the environmental struggle with thinking that preserves the exclusion of both the subject who is to transform the existing relations and the space of the political in which this change is to be articulated.


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Issue No. 279 - Environmental Struggles Throught the Prism of Mass Mobilization
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2020 , volume volume 48 , issue issue 279
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