Environmental Justice, Unknowability and Unqualified Affectability


Environmental injustices often remain unknowable. An important argument for overcoming unknowability suggests that corporeal affectivity is integral for moral knowledge. However, when one begins to consider something like a global community and global environmental justice, corporeal affect becomes difficult to map. We will argue that one must begin to think beyond affectability as embodied emotion to also include affectability as unqualified interdependence when considering a global community. In turn, considering ethics in a global community can aid in identifying strategies to counter several dimensions of unknowability, i.e. present absence or the abjection of difference, in environmental justice situations.