Pope francis criticism of modernity in particular the

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-Pope Francis criticism of modernity, in particular, the “Technocratic paradigm” set of social (structure) behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, “ways of viewing reality” which has lead to an “ethical, cultural, and spiritual crisis” – of which the ecological crisis is a symptom.
oThe mentality of technological domination oA way of seeing reality in which the aims of science and technology are imposed on reality as a whole. 12/4/17Potential Effects of Climate Change:-Sea level rise flooding-Loss of fresh water-Impact on food production and food securityoDesertification-Pollution-More extreme weather events-Refugee crisis -Violence and war-Mass extinction -Spread of disease Environmental Virtue and Vices:-Francison the technocratic paradigm: way of viewing reality that dominates modern culture and that imposes the aims of science and technology on reality as a whole. Whatis needed is a return to a concern with the common good. oWhich leads to problematic attitudes and assumptions and habits (vices) that have lead to the ecological crisis. oFailure to recognize limitsarrogance(control + mastery) vs. humilityo“progress” as merely economic or technological value relativism values reduced to preferences or pleasures. Challenges of Collective Action:-Prisoner’s Dilemma-+-Tragedy of the Commons- to avoid is to implement regulations and privatization. -For the individual, adding a cow = 100% benefit with 1/20 of the burdenDistributive Justice: -Burdens of mitigating climate change-What are relevant differences between countries such that they should bear more or less burdens? -Historical action? (backward looking reasons) retributive justice -Present capacities? (forward looking reasons) if you can do more you should
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