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Climate change and philosophy in Latin America

ByErnesto O. Hernández

This essay is an introduction to the philosophical engagement with climate change in Latin

America. It is not an exhaustive survey of the ideas, concepts, and views on climate and the

environment in Latin thought. Its purpose is to take a preliminary look at the philosophical lit-

erature devoted to the topic of climate. I hope to show that issues formerly thought to be isolated

are now converging on common ground, and suggest a framework for further research on

climate-related philosophical pursuits in Latin America.