Riding The Wind

Riding The Wind

by Peter Marshall
     
 

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?In seeking answers to these fundamental questions, Peter Marshall develops a dynamic and organic philosophy for the third millennium which he calls liberation ecology. Deep, social and libertarian, it seeks to free nature, society and individuals from their existing burdens so that they can realize together their…  See more details below

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Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?In seeking answers to these fundamental questions, Peter Marshall develops a dynamic and organic philosophy for the third millennium which he calls liberation ecology. Deep, social and libertarian, it seeks to free nature, society and individuals from their existing burdens so that they can realize together their full potential.Riding the Wind presents a fresh and inspired vision which combines ancient wisdom and modern insights, reason and intuition, science and myth. It is an exciting and uplifting work on how to live well and in harmony with oneself, with others and with nature. It will appeal to all those adventurous spirits who are searching for meaning and who wish to find their rightful place within the universe.

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Karen A. Wyckoff
Riding the Wind provides a thought-provoking cascade of insight, which is invaluable to any audience. -- ForeWord Magazine
Library Journal - Library Journal
Marshall, a travel writer and biographer of Blake and the anarchist William Godwin, claims to develop a new philosophy: "liberation ecology." He wants to combine a sense of responsibility to the universe, which he thinks "has a soul or spirit" and is "a living being evolving in a beneficent way," with a libertarian return to a stateless world. He thinks that instead of states we can rely on a natural order that still exists (for instance among the San of the Kalahari). For his belief in the soul of the universe he cites (unspecified) experiences in West African forests, East African mountains, and Indian Ocean islands. The professional philosophies of "the nit-picking of pedants" do not rate highly with him, though he does not disavow reason. Alas, he does not tell us how the anarchism of Kalahari tribesmen can resolve the clash between growing demands for more freedom and the pressing need for more orderly lives and global order in an increasingly complex and precarious world. This book will appeal to "deep greens" with little taste for logical analysis.--Leslie Armour, Univ. of Ottawa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826447036
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Marshall , Ph.D., is a philosopher, traveller, and full-time writer. He has a doctorate in the History of Ideas, and has taught philosophy and literature at several British universities.

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