Broad Anthropocen: The world and its human

The way we perceive and simultaneously co-create the world is based on changing conceptual, perceptual, and technological tools. The Anthropocene signifies not only a new environmental reality but also its specific reflection. We see and treat the world differently. Thus, we rethink and remake the relationships between the human and non-human, local and global, science, art, and politics, as well as between natural and social sciences. We examine these transformations through empirical and theoretical studies at the intersection of disciplines such as anthropology, history, philosophy, and sociology of science, economics, cultural evolution, and (new) phenomenology.

Contributing to research in this field are: Anna Kvíčalová (coordinator), Michal Ajvaz, Jan Frei, Eliška Fulínová, Radan Haluzík, Marek Hudík, Zdeněk Konopásek, Jan Makovský, Karolína Pauknerová, Cyril Říha, Petr Tureček

Selection of representative publications:

Fulínová, E., Kvíčalová, A., eds. (2023): Antropocennosti: Průvodce světem antropocénu. Praha: Academia

Hudik, M. (2021): Push factors of endogenous institutional change. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 189, 504-514.

Konopásek, Z. (2022): Religion in action: How Marian apparitions may become true. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 12(1): 170-183

Kvíčalová, A. (2022): Purkyně’s Opistophone: the hearing ‘Deaf’, auditory attention and organic subjectivity in Prague psychophysical experiments, ca 1850s, Annals of Science

Tureček, P., Kozák, M., & Slavík, J. (2023): How subcultures emerge. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 1-23.