Inappropriate Nature Natural Resources as Commons

Irene Ortiz Gala, Carmen Madorrán Ayerra


This paper seeks to examine from a philosophical perspective the relationship be-tween nature and property (whether public, private or communal). The way ourfossil-based societies inhabit the world clashes with the biophysical limits of theplanet, which has led to the current socioecological crisis. Against this background,it is essential to rethink some classic problems also in the field of humanities. First,we outline the notion of nature as biosphere. Second, we identify some milestonesin the discussion on common goods in the Western tradition. Finally, we reviewdifferent approaches to the ownership of natural resources or goods (understoodas the basis for human life) and highlight the importance of treating them ascommons—especially in the context of the Anthropocene.

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