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Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness That Are Transforming the Modern World
     

Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness That Are Transforming the Modern World

by Charlene Spretnak
 
RELATIONAL REALITY reveals the coherence among numerous surprising discoveries, most made since 2004, about the interrelated nature of physical reality. These discoveries are now transforming every mainstream field of human endeavor, as basic assumptions (built on the old idea that everything in the physical world is essentially separate and functions

Overview

RELATIONAL REALITY reveals the coherence among numerous surprising discoveries, most made since 2004, about the interrelated nature of physical reality. These discoveries are now transforming every mainstream field of human endeavor, as basic assumptions (built on the old idea that everything in the physical world is essentially separate and functions mechanistically) are being reconsidered. No longer a marginal perspective,the Relational Shift is based on the realization that all entities in this world, including humans, are thoroughly relational beings of great complexity who are both composed of and nested within networks of creative, dynamic interrelationships. Nothing exists outside of those relationships. As we try to grasp the interrelated nature of reality, emergent relational approaches are already transforming the way we educate our children, attend to our health, green our communities, and rethink economic activity. New analyses of the crises of modernity and abundant new solutions are the result.

"A vital book." -- Bill McKibben

CONTENTS: Ch. 1: Relational Revelations; Ch. 2: The Relational Shift in Education and Parenting;
Ch. 3: The Relational Shift in Health and Healthcare; Ch. 4: The Relational Shift in Community Design and Architecture; Ch. 5: The Relational Shift in the Economy; Ch. 6: Stepping Up

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615461274
Publisher:
Green Horizon Books
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
1,201,715
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Charlene Spretnak was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of several books on ecological and relational thought, cultural history, spirituality, feminism, and contemporary events. These include GREEN POLITICS: The Global Promise (principle coauthor); THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF GREEN POLITICS; STATES OF GRACE: The Recovery of Meaning in the Postmodern Age; MISSING MARY; and THE RESURGENCE OF THE REAL: Body, Nature, and Place in a Hypermodern World. In 2006 she was named by the Environment Department of the British government one of the "100 Eco-Heroes of All Time." She resides in Ojai, California, with her husband. For further information about her books, see CharleneSpretnak.com.

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