A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature: The Green Book of ''Einstein Meets Magritte'' / Edition 1

A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature: The Green Book of ''Einstein Meets Magritte'' / Edition 1

by Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792357612

ISBN-13: 9780792357612

Pub. Date: 08/31/1999

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

A World in Transition, Humankind and Nature is appropriately entitled after its aim for an intrinsic property of reality: change.
Of major concern, in this era of transformation, is the extensive and profound interaction of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological project of humankind definitely involves a myriad of changes of…  See more details below

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A World in Transition, Humankind and Nature is appropriately entitled after its aim for an intrinsic property of reality: change.
Of major concern, in this era of transformation, is the extensive and profound interaction of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological project of humankind definitely involves a myriad of changes of the ecosphere. This book develops, from the call for an interdisciplinary synthesis and respect of plurality, acknowledging the evolving scientific truth, to the need for an integrated but inevitably provisional worldview.
Contributors from different parts of the world focus on four modes of change: (i) Social change and the individual condition, (ii) Complex evolution and fundamental emergent transformations, (iii) Ecological transformation and responsibility inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
Primarily concerned with the deep transformations of humankind and of the relationship between humans and nature, it is addressed to a broad and thinking public that wants to be kept informed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792357612
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/1999
Series:
Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society Series, #5
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

A Critique of the Competitiveness Imperative and Current Globalisation; R. Petrella. Barriers of Human Evolution; B. Szántó. Altered States of Society: A Tentative Approach; D. Spivak. Social Space: from Freedom to Freedom of Movement; D. Aerts. Hunger Strikes: The Dramaturgy of Starvation Politics; K.M. Landzelius. Complex Evolution and Fundamental Emergent Transformations. Supra-human Institutions and the Human Condition; F.F. Robb. Stability, Turbulence, Chaos? Systems, Analogies and Metaphors, and Change in Contemporary World Politics; C. Mesjasz. Confronting Health Transition Complexity; M.B. Marques. Non-natural, Cultural Universals Exist; P.L. Peterson. Communication: the Key to Understanding the Very Nature of 'Life', 'Death' and the Force Driving Evolution; A. De Loof. Ecological Transformation and Responsibility Inquiries. Science and Environmental Law. The Perspectives of Truth Pluralism; S. Gutwirth. Strength and Weakness SWOT Analysis of Humankind to Overcome Global Ecological Challenges; W. Weyns. And You, My Mountain Will You Never Walk Towards Me? J. Fennema. Humankind and Nature; P. Fu-Yang. The Economic-Ecological and Socio-Technical Equilibria. Rural Development Knowledge: Indigenous, Necessary, Appropriate; F.D. O'Reilly. The Predicament of Ecological-Economic Valuation and the need for Linkage through an Institutional Framework; H. Thomas, R. Mark. The Post-Industrial Society: What Future are we Preparing? R. Petrella. Scarcity versus Fertility Two Ways of Thinking about Economy; J. Rosicka.

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