By John Bellamy Foster
Progress calls for the conquest of nature. Or does it? This startling new account overturns traditional interpretations of Marx and within the procedure outlines a extra rational method of the present environmental crisis.
Marx, it's always assumed, cared in simple terms approximately business development and the advance of monetary forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's ignored writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary thought. He indicates that Marx, referred to as a strong critic of capitalist society, was once additionally deeply all for the altering human dating to nature.
Marx's Ecology covers many different thinkers, together with Epicurus, Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Ludwig Feuerbach, P. J. Proudhon, and William Paley.
By reconstructing a materialist perception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism frequent within the sleek eco-friendly circulation, pointing towards a mode that provides extra lasting and sustainable suggestions to the ecological crisis.
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