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Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

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“Alienation from nature” is a popular notion in environmental culture. Steven Vogel claims that it makes no sense, unlike alienation from our productive capacity to dwell on Earth, called “alienation from the environment.” His criticism is accurate, but his view isn’t. The normative sets appropriate production and consists of social processes of arriving at norms. Politics is foremost among these processes, and it is fundamentally know-how. Given these assumptions, poor practical capacity ends up being the heart of “environmental alienation.” Look at large-scale, anthropogenic, environmental change: a deficit of political know-how leaves people alienated from their environment.

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