Borchers, Scott

Scott Borchers is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy is Bemidji State University. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. His primary areas of research are 19th Century German Idealism and Environmental Ethics.

Hegel's Science of Logic and Global Climate Change
2007 0-7734-5280-X
This study renders Hegel's Science of Logic intelligible through clear, empirical illustrations, and brings Hegel's complex philosophical ideas to life in a visceral, level-headed manner. It does so by elucidating the conceptual structure of Hegel's Science of Logic with concrete examples from global climate change. One can read the Science of Logic as a treatise on relations. Since climate change is brought about through a system of relations, this work plugs in the appropriate examples to illustrate Hegel's philosophical concepts, and shows how the nuanced account of relations found in Hegel's Science of Logic can be seen at work, empirically, in various facets of climate change. In turn, Hegel's Science of Logic provides a framework for addressing features of climate change such as understanding how it works, assessing its risks and impacts, and providing ethical arguments for mitigating climate change.