Kinship to Mastery: Biophilia in Human Evolution and Development

Kinship to Mastery: Biophilia in Human Evolution and Development

by Stephen R. Kellert
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559633727

ISBN-13: 9781559633727

Pub. Date: 04/25/1997

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Kinship to Mastery is a fascinating and 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…  See more details below

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<p>Kinship to Mastery is a fascinating and 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 demonstrates how our quality of life in the largest sense is dependent upon the richness of our connections with nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633727
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/25/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Ch. 1The Notion of Biophilia1
Ch. 2The Material Basis11
Ch. 3The Aesthetic Appeal33
Ch. 4The Measure of Empirical Knowledge51
Ch. 5Nature As Metaphor69
Ch. 6The Quest for Exploration and Discovery85
Ch. 7Yearning for Kinship and Affection105
Ch. 8The Urge to Master121
Ch. 9Seeking Meaning and Transcendence133
Ch. 10Of Fear and Loathing147
Ch. 11Diminishing Nature, Self, and Society163
Ch. 12The Pursuit of Self-Interest191
Notes219
Index249

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