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Nature's Due: Healing Our Fragmented Culture

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Our scientific culture, which gave birth to modern technology, is in desperate need of change. Science has largely meant groups of specialists working in separate disciplines, seeking answers to narrowly defined questions which have little or nothing to do with the living world. The last few years, however, have seen a shift to a more integrated, holistic approach to how we view and understand our world.

Brian Goodwin, acclaimed author of How the Leopard Changed Its Spots, ...

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Overview

Our scientific culture, which gave birth to modern technology, is in desperate need of change. Science has largely meant groups of specialists working in separate disciplines, seeking answers to narrowly defined questions which have little or nothing to do with the living world. The last few years, however, have seen a shift to a more integrated, holistic approach to how we view and understand our world.

Brian Goodwin, acclaimed author of How the Leopard Changed Its Spots, argues for a view of nature as complex, interrelated networks of relationships. He proposes that, in order for us to once again work with nature to achieve true sustainability on our planet, we need to adopt a new science, new art, new design, new economics and new patterns of responsibility. We must be willing to pay nature its due: to recognize what we owe to the natural world and resist exploiting it solely for our own ends.

About the Author:
Professor Brian Goodwin currently teaches holistic science at Schumacher College in Devon, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863155963
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     9
General Introduction     11
From Love to Gravity     25
Health: Coherence with Meaning     45
Science with Qualities     69
Evolution with Meaning     85
The Life of Form and the Form of Life     111
Nature and Culture Are One, Not Two     131
Living the Great Work     155
References     179
Index     187
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