Volume 18 · Number 1 · Pages 105–107
Revisioning Planetary EmergencE/Y Through the Lens of Natural Drift

Jason Young

Log in to download the full text for free

> Citation > Similar > References > Add Comment


Open peer commentary on the article “Natural Drift: A Minimal Theory with Maximal Consequences” by Jorge Mpodozis. Abstract: I explore how considering planetary emergencE/Y in terms of natural drift can reframe “what” the environmental crisis “is” while engendering new possibilities for ethical engagement. Intelligent response thus entails participation not only at the level of technical intervention but also in/as the ability to perceive along the cusp of (in)sensibility and dance with ambiguity.


Young J. (2022) Revisioning planetary emergence/y through the lens of natural drift. Constructivist Foundations 18(1): 105–107. https://constructivist.info/18/1/105

Export article citation data: Plain Text · BibTex · EndNote · Reference Manager (RIS)


Bunnell P. (2015) Dancing with ambiguity. Cybernetics and Human Knowing 22(4): 101–112. https://cepa.info/3487
Dempster B. (1998) A self-organizing systems perspective on planning for sustainability. MA thesis. School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Haraway D. (2016) Staying with the trouble: Making kin in the Chthulucene. Duke University Press, Durham NC. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Latour B. (2017) Facing Gaia: Eight lectures on the new climatic regime. Polity Press, Cambridge. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Maturana H. R. & Verden-Zöller G. (2008) The origins of humanness in the biology of love. Edited by Pille Bunnell. Imprint Academic, Exeter. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Maturana H. R. (2005) The origin and conservation of self-consciousness: Reflections on four questions by Heinz von Foerster. Kybernetes: 34(1–2): 54–88. https://cepa.info/702
Stengers I. (2015) The intrusion of Gaia. In: In catastrophic times: Resisting the coming barbarism. Open Humanities Press, Paris: 43–50. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Uexküll J. von (2010) A foray into the world of animals and humans: With a theory of meaning. Translated by J. O’Neil. University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota. German original published in 1934. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Varela F. J., Thompson E. & Rosch E. (1991) The embodied mind: Cognitive science and human experience. MIT Press, Cambridge MA. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Young J. (2021) (In)sensible ecologies: Expanding relationality through imagination. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 17(1): 491–501. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Yusoff K. (2013) Insensible worlds: Postrelational ethics, indeterminacy and the (k)nots of relating. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31: 208–226. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar

Comments: 0

To stay informed about comments to this publication and post comments yourself, please log in first.