The Unity of Nature: Wholeness and Disintegration in Ecology and Science

The Unity of Nature: Wholeness and Disintegration in Ecology and Science

by Alan Marshall
ISBN-10:
1860943306
ISBN-13:
9781860943300
Pub. Date:
10/28/2002
Publisher:
Imperial College Press

Hardcover

Current price is , Original price is $87.0. You
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options
    $70.90 $87.00 Save 19% Current price is $70.9, Original price is $87. You Save 19%.
  • purchase options

Overview

The Unity of Nature: Wholeness and Disintegration in Ecology and Science

The idea behind The Unity of Nature is a strong theoretical theme in a number of scientific and environmental fields from ecosystems ecology, through quantum physics to environmental philosophy and ecopolitics giving rise to an inspiring, optimistic, socially-responsive and environment-friendly worldview. The fields of science and environmentalism have inherited this theme of natural unity through an intellectual lineage that encompasses many non-scientific and non-environmental fields such as sociology, theology and political philosophy. Many of these fields have used natural unity in a way which is in stark opposition to the metaphysical and political desires of those who promulgate the unity of nature for progressive social change.This book discusses how this has transpired and examines the social and intellectual processes that have been at work. These include the social construction of the Organicism versus Mechanicism debate in ecology, the intellectual links between neo-classical economic principles and the ‘New Sciences’, the techno-scientific background of Gaia theory, and the social conservatism of ecological functionalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860943300
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews