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The Unity of Nature: Wholeness and Disintegration in Ecology and Science
The idea behind The Unity of Nature is a strong theoretical theme in a number of scientific and environmental fields from ecosystems ecology, through quantum physics to environmental philosophy and ecopolitics giving rise to an inspiring, optimistic, socially-responsive and environment-friendly worldview. The fields of science and environmentalism have inherited this theme ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 9th 2002 by Imperial College Press
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Mostly useless, and hopelessly past its sell-by date - the empire has struck back, and postmodernism (the (il)logic of late capitalism - Jameson is still right) is no match for it. Good for its take-down of Lovelock, but offers such a ludicrous alternative way of thinking about nature ("postmodern associationism" - now there's a term bound to leap to your lips) that I hope it will remain rightly ignored. Why don't those who are so concerned about developing non-hegemonic concepts of nature ever ...more