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Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis

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This text analyzes the conjunction between the environmental crisis, the globalization of capitalism and the disintegration of the culture of modernity. It explains the paradox of growing concern for the environment and the paltry achievements of environmental movements. Through a critique of the philosophies underlying approaches to the environmental crisis, the author pu ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 7th 1995 by Routledge (first published July 6th 1995)
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Shelves: ontology
very confused but also provocative, perhaps its sole redeeming value

- but what a redeeming value!
I like the idea of flows, structures as relatively slower flows, and the concept of emergence as ontological metaphors (while I retain my poststructuralist sensitivities). As some cultures (Tonga?) think stones are alive, they whither in time - and recombine in other objects (a spiritually powerful idea itself), so too can (human) evolution be seen in such terms. I like the idea, by Richard Dawkins (
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