By Frederic L. Bender

ISBN-10: 1591020557

ISBN-13: 9781591020554

international warming, air and water toxins, ozone-layer depletion, species extinction—these are all of the result of what thinker Frederic L. Bender calls our "culture of extinction." Bender criticizes lots of business society's easy assumptions, for instance, that we people are more advantageous to animals, that the Bible justifies our dominion over the Earth, or that we're evolution's maximum items. He additionally finds the underlying connections among mechanistic technology and Earth's devastation lower than capitalism, and he issues out that significant modernist philosophies, from Bacon and Descartes to 20th-century empiricism, are within the provider of the tradition of extinction. In end, he deals a manner of integrating the various insights of the several environmentalist events and discusses sensible steps to make our tradition extra environmentally friendly.

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