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Kinship to Mastery: Biophilia In Human Evolution And Development
Kinship to Mastery is an accessible exploration of the notion of biophilia - the idea that humans, having evolved with the rest of creation, possess a biologically based attraction to nature and exhibit an innate affinity for life and lifelike processes. Stephen R. Kellert sets forth the idea that people exhibit different expressions of biophilia in different contexts, and ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Island Press
(first published 1997)
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I was very disappointed with this book. "Kinship and Mastery" is the work of Yale Environment professor Stephen Kellert, and one would think that a Yale professor would write a book of profound ideas and intellectual rigor. But you find none of that in this book. This book is about a concept called "biophilia", which is a fancy term for the love of living things. As Kellert describes it, this new term may very well be a synonym for the ancient concept of pantheism, which is the belief that God i ...more