The Resource Climate change and individual responsibility : agency, moral disengagement and the motivational gap, Wouter Peeters, Andries De Smet, Lisa Diependaele and Sigrid Sterckx

Climate change and individual responsibility : agency, moral disengagement and the motivational gap, Wouter Peeters, Andries De Smet, Lisa Diependaele and Sigrid Sterckx

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Climate change and individual responsibility : agency, moral disengagement and the motivational gap
Title
Climate change and individual responsibility
Title remainder
agency, moral disengagement and the motivational gap
Statement of responsibility
Wouter Peeters, Andries De Smet, Lisa Diependaele and Sigrid Sterckx
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Language
eng
Summary
If climate change represents a severe threat to humankind, why then is response to it characterized by inaction at all levels? The authors argue there are two complementary explanations for the lack of motivation. First, our moral judgment system appears to be unable to identify climate change as an important moral problem and there are pervasive doubts about the agency of individuals. This explanation, however, is incomplete: Individual emitters can effectively be held morally responsible for their luxury emissions. Second, doubts about individual agency have become overly emphasized and fail to convincingly exonerate individuals from responsibility. This book extends the second explanation for the motivational gap, namely that the arguments for the lack of individual agency do in fact correspond to mechanisms of moral disengagement. The use of these mechanisms enables consumption elites to maintain their consumptive lifestyles without having to accept moral responsibility for their luxury emissions
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Peeters, Wouter
Dewey number
179/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE42
LC item number
.P44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Smet Andries
  • Diependaele, Lisa
  • Sterckx, Sigrid
  • ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Palgrave Pivot
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  • Environmental ethics
  • Climatic changes
Label
Climate change and individual responsibility : agency, moral disengagement and the motivational gap, Wouter Peeters, Andries De Smet, Lisa Diependaele and Sigrid Sterckx
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=4828304
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Climate Change, Human Rights and Moral Responsibility
  • Tackling the propensity for moral disengagement
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 2.1.
  • Human rights threatened by climate change
  • 2.1.1.
  • Observed and projected climatic changes
  • 2.1.2.
  • Human rights threatened by climate change
  • 2.1.3.
  • Some critical considerations
  • 2.2.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Assigning remedial responsibility for tackling climate change
  • 2.2.1.
  • burdens involved in tackling climate change
  • 2.2.2.
  • Identifying and assigning remedial responsibility
  • 2.2.3.
  • Common-sense morality: the central role of moral responsibility
  • 2.2.4.
  • Two preliminary objections
  • 2.2.5.
  • 1.
  • Differentiating between subsistence emissions and luxury emissions
  • 2.3.
  • Individual responsibility and moral agency
  • 2.3.1.
  • statist approach?
  • 2.3.2.
  • Individual agency and moral disengagement
  • 2.3.3.
  • Metaethics: internalism versus externalism and the role of moral disengagement
  • 3.
  • Introduction
  • Phenomenology of Agency in Climate Change
  • 3.1.
  • First feature: the primacy of acts over omissions
  • 3.1.1.
  • Climate change as a matter of omissions?
  • 3.1.2.
  • First complication: the unintended effects of greenhouse gas emitting activities
  • 3.1.3.
  • Second complication: the usualness of greenhouse gas emitting activities
  • 3.1.4.
  • 1.1.
  • Moral disengagement
  • 3.2.
  • Second feature: the primacy of near effects over remote effects
  • 3.2.1.
  • Climate change as a matter of remote effects?
  • 3.2.2.
  • First complication: uncertainty and risk
  • 3.2.3.
  • Second complication: pure time preference and excessive sacrifice
  • 3.2.4.
  • Is someone responsible?
  • Moral disengagement
  • 3.3.
  • Third feature: the primacy of individual effects over group effects
  • 3.3.1.
  • Climate change as a matter of group effects?
  • 3.3.2.
  • First complication: carbon dependence
  • 3.3.3.
  • Second complication: social values and cultural expectations
  • 3.3.4.
  • 1.2.
  • Third complication: duties of unilateral action or promotional duties?
  • 3.3.5.
  • Moral disengagement
  • 4.
  • Understanding the Motivational Gap
  • 4.1.
  • origins of common-sense morality and the theoretical storm
  • 4.2.
  • Competing motives influenced by the dominant social paradigm
  • 4.2.1.
  • Overview
  • Competing sources of motivation
  • 4.2.2.
  • dominant social paradigm: the liberal-capitalist worldview
  • 4.3.
  • role of the restrictive conception of individual responsibility and moral disengagement
  • 5.
  • Addressing the Motivational Gap and Tackling Moral Disengagement
  • 5.1.
  • Increasing moral motivation
  • 5.1.1.
  • 2.
  • Enhancing the moral judgement of emitters based on common-sense morality
  • 5.1.2.
  • Invoking alternative moral values
  • 5.2.
  • Addressing the underlying reasons for moral disengagement
  • 5.2.1.
  • Addressing competing motives
  • 5.2.2.
  • Addressing the perceived demandingness of moral precepts
  • 5.3.
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781137464507
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Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
781903
System control number
(NhCcYBP)EBC4828304
Label
Climate change and individual responsibility : agency, moral disengagement and the motivational gap, Wouter Peeters, Andries De Smet, Lisa Diependaele and Sigrid Sterckx
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/umanitoba/detail.action?docID=4828304
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Climate Change, Human Rights and Moral Responsibility
  • Tackling the propensity for moral disengagement
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 2.1.
  • Human rights threatened by climate change
  • 2.1.1.
  • Observed and projected climatic changes
  • 2.1.2.
  • Human rights threatened by climate change
  • 2.1.3.
  • Some critical considerations
  • 2.2.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Assigning remedial responsibility for tackling climate change
  • 2.2.1.
  • burdens involved in tackling climate change
  • 2.2.2.
  • Identifying and assigning remedial responsibility
  • 2.2.3.
  • Common-sense morality: the central role of moral responsibility
  • 2.2.4.
  • Two preliminary objections
  • 2.2.5.
  • 1.
  • Differentiating between subsistence emissions and luxury emissions
  • 2.3.
  • Individual responsibility and moral agency
  • 2.3.1.
  • statist approach?
  • 2.3.2.
  • Individual agency and moral disengagement
  • 2.3.3.
  • Metaethics: internalism versus externalism and the role of moral disengagement
  • 3.
  • Introduction
  • Phenomenology of Agency in Climate Change
  • 3.1.
  • First feature: the primacy of acts over omissions
  • 3.1.1.
  • Climate change as a matter of omissions?
  • 3.1.2.
  • First complication: the unintended effects of greenhouse gas emitting activities
  • 3.1.3.
  • Second complication: the usualness of greenhouse gas emitting activities
  • 3.1.4.
  • 1.1.
  • Moral disengagement
  • 3.2.
  • Second feature: the primacy of near effects over remote effects
  • 3.2.1.
  • Climate change as a matter of remote effects?
  • 3.2.2.
  • First complication: uncertainty and risk
  • 3.2.3.
  • Second complication: pure time preference and excessive sacrifice
  • 3.2.4.
  • Is someone responsible?
  • Moral disengagement
  • 3.3.
  • Third feature: the primacy of individual effects over group effects
  • 3.3.1.
  • Climate change as a matter of group effects?
  • 3.3.2.
  • First complication: carbon dependence
  • 3.3.3.
  • Second complication: social values and cultural expectations
  • 3.3.4.
  • 1.2.
  • Third complication: duties of unilateral action or promotional duties?
  • 3.3.5.
  • Moral disengagement
  • 4.
  • Understanding the Motivational Gap
  • 4.1.
  • origins of common-sense morality and the theoretical storm
  • 4.2.
  • Competing motives influenced by the dominant social paradigm
  • 4.2.1.
  • Overview
  • Competing sources of motivation
  • 4.2.2.
  • dominant social paradigm: the liberal-capitalist worldview
  • 4.3.
  • role of the restrictive conception of individual responsibility and moral disengagement
  • 5.
  • Addressing the Motivational Gap and Tackling Moral Disengagement
  • 5.1.
  • Increasing moral motivation
  • 5.1.1.
  • 2.
  • Enhancing the moral judgement of emitters based on common-sense morality
  • 5.1.2.
  • Invoking alternative moral values
  • 5.2.
  • Addressing the underlying reasons for moral disengagement
  • 5.2.1.
  • Addressing competing motives
  • 5.2.2.
  • Addressing the perceived demandingness of moral precepts
  • 5.3.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137464507
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
781903
System control number
(NhCcYBP)EBC4828304

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