L'espérance, ou la traversée de l'impossible, by Corine Pelluchon - Editions Rivages, January 4, 2023 - 144 pages
How can we overcome the despair and despondency of ecoanxiety? Current ecological and political risks explain the climate of anxiety in which we live. While highlighting the destructive dynamics of despair, Corine Pelluchon shows that confronting the possibility of the collapse of our civilization is an opportunity for change, opening up a horizon of hope. This presupposes understanding that hope has nothing to do with optimism, which masks the seriousness of the situation, and that it also differs from hope, which expresses the wish to see one's personal desires fulfilled. Opposed to denial, hope implies putting the negative to the test. It is the crossing of the impossible.
A personal text, in an accessible style, to pass on to younger generations.
Corine Pelluchon, philosopher and professor at Gustave Eiffel University, is one of the leading voices in the defense of the animal and environmental cause. His works have been translated into several languages, including his Manifeste animaliste (Editions Rivages, 2021) or The foods " (Edition du Seuil, 2015) In 2020, his work was awarded the Günther Anders Prize for Critical Thinking in Germany.