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The Social Creation of Nature

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One reason for our failure to "save the earth," argues Neil Evernden, is our disagreement about what "nature" really is—how it works, what constitutes a risk to it, and even whether we ourselves are part of it. Nature is as much a social entity as a physical one. In addition to the physical resources to be harnessed and transformed, it consists of a domain of norms that ma ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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This book traces the philosophical underpinnings of our contemporary understandings of nature. It's really more academic than anything else.
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