The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts


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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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5.8 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Philip Kitcher is John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.
Evelyn Fox Keller is Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and numerous honorary degrees.


Philip Kitcher and Evelyn Fox Keller have reimagined the bitter, confusing debate over climate change as a series of clear-eyed, fair-minded dialogues between people who care about one another even when they disagree. Setting stereotypes and shouting aside, Kitcher and Keller set out the strongest, most nuanced versions of arguments on all sides. The science is lucidly explained; the politics is candidly confronted. This book models what a civil, civic conversation about the biggest issue facing the planet should look like.--Lorraine Daston, director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Full of information and organized as a series of intense, but civil, conversations, this volume models the kinds of interactions we need to have across our disagreements about climate change and what we can or ought to do to avoid its worst consequences.--Helen E. Longino, Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University
Their goal is to take the issue much further than most public conversations ever go, to present as many conflicts as possible, and then refute them . . . . Plenty of facts and valid points are presented here, and readers facing their own climate skeptics will appreciate being able to consult a source of ready-made arguments.--Colleen Mondor