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Holocene Jurisprudence

Pottage, Alain (2019) Holocene Jurisprudence. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 10 (2). pp. 153-171. ISSN 1759-7188. E-ISSN 1759-7196. (doi:10.4337/jhre.2019.02.01) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80127)

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Abstract

We are now accustomed to thinking of the Holocene as an epoch that we have left behind. But from what perspective do we close the Holocene and begin describing the Anthropocene? Academic disciplines have their own geology: epistemic or medial strata, sediments or condensations, which condition the apprehension and communication of fresh insight. The phrase ‘Holocene jurisprudence’ draws attention to a particular epistemic sediment: the figure of appropriation or ‘taking’, which is reactivated in many critical commentaries on the Anthropocene. And if, speaking figuratively, one were to identify an index fossil that compellingly expresses the epistemic traditions and potentialities that are sedimented into the Euro-American figure of appropriation, then Carl Schmitt's Nomos of the Earth would be a good candidate.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.4337/jhre.2019.02.01
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 11:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80127 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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