Representation, Democracy, and the Ecological Age

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Abstract

We live in the age of ecology―the Ecocene. And if we start from the messy ecological relations that are pushing radical changes in human societies, new problems and new questions arise. This research note is concerned with how the ecological age is shifting the meaning of political representation, especially in relation to non-humans. Taking cues from ontological pluralism and specific situations it proposes that representation can no longer be uniquely thought as the practice of making present that which is absent. Instead, it becomes the creation of hybrid voices based on an ever-expanding array of beings that come to matter.

Translated title of the contributionRepresentation, Democracy, and the Ecological Age
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)121-132
Number of pages12
JournalQuaderns de Filosofia
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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