Chapter 13: Wilding
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The urgent, planetary-scaled concerns of the Anthropocene present unique challenges for orthodox judging practices. Drawing upon wild law tenets, insights from ecocritical theorists, and the interdisciplinary response to the concept and dilemmas of the Anthropocene, this chapter explores the potential scale and scope of wild judging in the Anthropocene: judging in which more-than-human perspectives and sensibilities are accorded equal weight with human-centred concerns, and the wellbeing of the yet-to-be-born is a preeminent consideration. Judging wildly requires a break with legal tradition, an adventurous leaping into the uncanny and the unknown, an imaginative recasting. In this exercise, writers of speculative and ecological fiction play an indispensable role.

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