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Climate Change and the Cultural Concept of Anthropocene

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2016, (60), pp.41-66
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : December 31, 2015
  • Accepted : January 29, 2016

Kim, Hwa Im 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

In contemporary times, it is difficult for anyone to refute an argument about the seriousness of climate change. However, the fact that climate change is the human and cultural problem has been debated only in recent times. That is related to the idea of Anthropocene which was proposed by Crutzen. Exponents of Anthoropocene including Crutzen reckon that the geographical age had been separated from geographical changes or biological events in the past. Presently, however, human action and human way of thinking - rather than nature - determine global history and fate. While human being is regarded as the main factor of the coming geographical age, it is understood that human culture and the human way of life are increasingly spotlighted. This study examines the cultural concept of Anthropocene, especially that of Herder. It is summarized as the culture of introspection and of the global responsibility. Futhermore, climate change is becoming the task of humanities and culturology, not just of a matter of natural science. This study also presents the cases of actual practice in the cultural area and the relationship between climate change and culturology.

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