Bringing fresh depth
to our climate thinking.
NO COMMON SENSE
Philosophy can really bring us to our senses. Imagine what it can do, combined with the latest science and a healthy dose of common sense.
"We cannot afford to “restore the economy” to the old status quo. Our standard economic ambitions have become totally incompatible with the natural limits of the planet." All the latest mainstream science to support this claim can be found here in a clear and readable style.
Philosophy is not a subject for dreamers or intellectuals. Philosophy is not full of nonsense. Philosophy is for everyone. It can really bring us to our senses
The series “No Common Sense - Philosophy Tackles Climate Change” mobilises some of history’s greatest philosophers to make sense of the climate crisis we currently face.
Each book is written in dialogue with the strongest minds of the past and in consultation with the latest climate science data and analysis.
Meet Nietzsche, Popper, Arendt, Rousseau, Descartes, Paine and Plato, and find out what they would have to say about our remaining carbon budget.
Starting with Plato, the books underline a firmly rooted ambition to wake humanity up to the realisation that nothing less than a total Renaissance in our culture is necessary.
No soon. Now!
BOOK 1: PLATO
In this book Pye introduces Plato, underlining the importance of courage in climate thinking and acting! A plea for laws and virtues... of course in consultation with the latest climate science data and analysis,
PREVIEW THE BOOK
“Matthew Pye’s hugely important and inspiring book shows how we can examine and change our thinking to re-connect with nature and talk realistically about the oncoming crisis."
– Best-selling Philosophy author “Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations”
"Read it, loved it. At every page I thought: “This is the book. This is the one that every single decision maker out there has to read”. Totally brilliant!"
– Senior Science Policy Advisor at World Agroforestry and President of the European Agroforestry Federation.
“I received and read the book of Mr. Pye. Good Lord, that book is a game changer! The book is immediately put on the mandatory reading list of the Mandeville Academy students."
– Founder Mandeville Academy (prep-school for highly gifted students), General Counsel, Columnist, Author
Matthew Pye fascinates us from cover to cover. The book shows that, starting from the logic of Plato on democracy, we wandered off and caught ourselves in the myths of Growth and Capitalism beyond what the earth can bear, with catastrophic effects for our ecosystems. Mandatory reading for every decision maker.
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I have been teaching Philosophy to students aged 15-18 for over 20 years. Now my understanding is public.
In 2012, I founded the Climate Academy. Young people need a informed, safe and creative space to respond to the crisis.
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