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The Philosophy of Social Ecology

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A useful corrective to simplistic thinking about the human predicament.—Canadian Book Review Annual

"Bookchin expands upon the concept of natural evolution and delivers it from the trap of mechanistic thinking."—Imprint

Paperback, 183 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Black Rose Books (first published December 31st 1990)
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Will
Jan 01, 2014 Will rated it it was amazing
Bookchin has found a way to mesh ecological ethics into a purely Western tradition. The modern American environmental/ecological movement has applied chunks of Eastern and Quasi-Eastern spirituality into the philosophy where it doesn't fit. He claims that it is due to intellectual laziness. I would argue that it is also due to a void of spirituality from the backlash of denouncing Christianity's dominion theory.
Compared to "What's Next for the Ecology Movement?" this book was really informative
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Franklin
Sep 03, 2008 Franklin rated it did not like it
Shelves: environment
pretentiously and pompously written sally into philosophy, replete with caricatures of those (like Marx) Bookchin wants to attack, and generally worthless when it comes to philosophy or politics
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Murray Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist author, orator, and philosopher. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within anarchist, libertarian socialist and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books on politics, philosophy, history, and urban affairs as well as ecology. In the late 1990s he became disenchanted with the ...more
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