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doc. Mgr. Richard Sťahel, PhD.

Researcher
Director of the Institute
Head of Department
E-mail: riaditel.fiu@savba.sk

Specialization

Environmental philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of human rights

PhD study topics for the academic year 2022/2023

Philosophical background of the ecological civilization concept

Study program: 2.1.2. systematic philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
Annotation:
The concept of ecological civilization originated in the 1980s. It was subsequently developed by Roy Morrison, who understands ecological civilization as the result of the transformation of real industrial democracies into ecological democracies that more account of citizens´ interests in maintaining an environment conductive to organized human society than industry interests in the availability of cheap natural resources. In the background of the concept of ecological civilization are several philosophical concepts – from political to ontological. The aim of work is to identify them and analyze the extent of their impact of the current form of the concept of ecological civilization.

The influence of the anthropocene concept on political philosophy

Study program: 2.1.2. systematic philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
Annotation:
The concept of Anthropocene is based on the knowledge of the extent of human influence on the geological, evolutionary and climatic processes of the Earth system. These mostly negative effects are largely due to economic, energy and social policies based on specific political philosophies. However, they did not primarily thematize the question of the environmental conditionality of the existence of any political system, nor did they take into account the devastating consequences of modernization and industrialization on the Earth system and its ability to maintain the environmental condition of organized human society. The concept of Anthropocene thus raises the question of the adequacy of the dominant concepts of political philosophy to the new regime of Earth system.

The evolution of J. Lovelock´s thinking: From Gaia theory through sustainable retreat concept up to novacene concept

Study program: 2.1.3. history of philosophy * Study form: full-time/external * Faculty: Faculty of Arts, UPJS in Košice
Annotation:
James Lovelock is one of the key figures of environmental thinking. His Gaia theory significantly influenced thinking about the relationship between humanity and the environment, respectively Earth system, to the extent that the authors of the Anthropocene concept also support it as one of starting points. However, J. Lovelock´s thinking went through several phases. The aim of this work is to map this development and analyze its relevance for environmental philosophy.

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