Growth and Guilt: Psychology and the Limits of Development

Growth and Guilt: Psychology and the Limits of Development

by Luigi Zoja
     
 

The increasing exploitation of the planet has become the subject of ever more frequent debates on the limits of growth and development. However until now studies have dealt primarily with the technological aspects. Is it truly possible to deal with the excesses of our civilization without lending attention to the psychological dimension? Luigi Zoja argues that the… See more details below

Overview

The increasing exploitation of the planet has become the subject of ever more frequent debates on the limits of growth and development. However until now studies have dealt primarily with the technological aspects. Is it truly possible to deal with the excesses of our civilization without lending attention to the psychological dimension? Luigi Zoja argues that the crux of the problem is not, surely, to be found in encounters with external limits; we must also and primarily be aware of a principle of self-limitation that we have to exercise if unchecked growth is not to turn cancerous.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415116602
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe problem
1The Myth of Growth, the Myth of Limits3
2Towards a Psychological Territory13
3The Limits of Endeavor in Non-Western Cultures20
Pt. IIThe Hellenic past
4The Egoism of the Archaic Gods35
5The Greek Sense of Limits46
6History Begins to Move62
7New Horizons81
Pt. IIIFrom the Greeks to the Present
8Continuity and Transformation: From the Sense of Limits to the Hunger for Infinity117
9The Continuity of the Myth of Limits: Greek Stories130
10The Continuity of the Myth of Limits: Western Stories142
Pt. IVNemesis Returns
11The Site of the Crisis159
12Routes Towards Reconstruction174
13Death, Depression and Guilt185
Notes192
Primary sources and bibliographical note219
References221
Index227

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