Tag Archives: Anthropocene

The Dialectics of Revolution

Resisting the Trumpocene

Revolution contains love

In the realm of philosophical discourse, dialectical philosophy stands apart from the individualistic rationality championed by the Enlightenment. Unlike the Enlightenment’s emphasis on solitary logical analysis, dialectics asserts that entities can only be comprehended in their relational context, resisting isolation as independently existing entities. This philosophical dichotomy is pivotal for the discourse at hand. To delve […]

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McLaren, P. (2024). The Dialectics of Revolution: Resisting the Trumpocene. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-dialectics-of-revolution/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

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Savage Ecologies and Punk Realism in the Eurocene

Jairus Grove
Collective Intellectualities

Jairus Grove joins the Collective Intellectualities team in this episode to discuss his book, Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World (Duke University Press, 2019). A radical departure from mainstream international relations, the book examines geopolitics through ecological theory while also contemplating on our current condition.

Jairus Grove

Jairus Grove (website) is the Director of the Hawai‘i Research Center for Futures Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Greta Thunberg and the future of education

I wrote the first draft of this piece during the 2019-2020 bushfire catastrophe in Australia. It is estimated that over 18 million hectares burned in this disaster, more than a billion animals lost their lives, along with innumerable bats and insects. Thirty-three people were directly killed, but 450 have since died, due to the effects of smoke […]

Full Citation Information:
Cole, D. R. (2020). Greta Thunberg and the future of education. PESA Agora. Retrieved from https://pesaagora.com/columns/greta-thunberg-and-the-future-of-education/

David R. Cole

David R. Cole is an Associate Professor in Education at Western Sydney University, Australia, and the founder of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research into the Anthropocene. He researches in the inter-linked areas of globalisation, critical thinking, literacies, the philosophy of education, and the work of Gilles Deleuze.

What has the pandemic ever done for me?

At the outset, I want to state that I do believe that COVID-19 is a serious health, social, economic and moral problem. COVID-19 exists and can bring huge sorrow and suffering. It is real, and it is discriminatory. It finds the injustices in our society of poverty and ethnicity and exploits them in its destructive […]

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Gibbs, P. (2020). What has the pandemic ever done for me? PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/ideas/what-has-the-pandemic-ever-done-for-me/
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Paul Gibbs

Professor Paul Gibbs is Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Open University in Hong Kong and the University of Cyprus. He has published 20 books on topics ranging from the marketing of higher education to vocationalism and higher education, informed by an approach to transdisciplinarity that draws on Heidegger, neo-Confucian thought and the insights of Basarab Nicolescu.