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Rogue Primate: An Exploration of Human Domestication

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Winner of the 1994 Governor General's Award "If you buy only one book this decade let it be Rogue Primate."- The Toronto Star (1994)
Paperback, 229 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Key Porter Books (first published January 1995)
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Richard Reese
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Canadian scholar John A. Livingston (1923-2006) was a pioneer in the deep ecology movement, and a notorious rogue thinker. He detested the senseless ecological destruction caused by civilized societies, and blamed this on their humanist ideology, which seemed to be possessed by an insatiable hunger for perpetual growth at any cost — a death wish.

This ideology had poisoned the minds of most modern humans, and it had roots even deeper than religion or politics. Communists and capitalists, liberal
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Ran Prieur
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you're into the critique of civilization, or the idea that the human connection to nature has changed in a bad way, you have to read this. It's smarter, more surprising, and more challenging than Derrick Jensen or Daniel Quinn. Where they argue that humans were perfectly integrated with nature until the invention of agriculture, so that we could reconnect with merely a cultural change, Livingston puts the fall of man all the way back to the taming of fire! He argues that the first campfires, ...more
Maryna
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
John A. Livingston is a great thinker; I definitely enjoyed his ethics-focused views in this book.
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