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Future matters: action, knowledge, ethics

Adam, Barbara Elisabeth and Groves, Christopher Robert 2007. Future matters: action, knowledge, ethics. The Study of Time / Supplements, vol. 3. Leiden: Brill.

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Abstract

Future Matters concerns contemporary approaches to the future – how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. Future Matters addresses this paradox and its deep ethical implications. It locates contemporary approaches to the future in a wider sociological and historical framework of practices, traces differences and continuities, and shows how contemporary … read morepractices of futures-construction make taking responsibility for futures all but impossible.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004161771
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Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 02:26
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3236

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