Maria Valenstain

Student Researcher, University of York

About Maria Valenstain

I am an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Philosophy and Politics at the University of York. I am very interested in climate education. My project investigates collective responsibility regarding climate change in the primary years of school.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of York

Research Topic

Climate Change Philosophy

Area of Expertise

Humanities Politics

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Recent Comments

Jun 06, 2021

Sounds very interesting!

Mar 31, 2021

This looks so interesting!

Mar 25, 2021

Hey, I'm more than happy to be a part of this!

Sep 23, 2020

This looks so amazing Miriam! Thank you for conducting research on such an important topic!

Jul 29, 2020
Replying to Julian Pallinger

Thanks for the useful tips Maria!

 My research project investigates the application of the philosophical concept of existentialism in climate change policy and whether it can shift the mentality of policy makers and enable them to take radical action against climate change.

Maybe not by policy makers, but through some collective sublimation - the turning creative of (existential) angst - of ressentiment (see Nietzsche) by those who have no part but have to live with the consequences. For a more expansive exploration of who 'those' are, the rather recent book by Bruno Latour Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime may be helpful to you. Good luck for your project!

Hey Julian, thanks so much for your comment!

Since I wrote the introduction, I have changed course and not only looking at policy makers but the whole society and also the policy-making process in a more holistic way! Thank you for pointing it out though, I had forgotten to change my introduction.

Also thank you very much for the recommendation, I will definitely check everything out!

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