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Plato's revenge : politics in the age of ecology

Author: William Ophuls
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a wide-ranging review of history, philosophy, science, and political economy in search of natural law and objective value by which to replenish the "lode of fossil virtue and belief" inherited from the premodern era and depleted by modern nihilism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Ophuls
ISBN: 9780262015905 0262015900 9780262525282 0262525283
OCLC Number: 700037612
Description: xiv, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : The five great ills --
THE NECESSITY OF NATURAL LAW: Law and virtue --
THE SOURCES OF NATURAL LAW: Ecology --
Physics --
Psychology --
THE POLITICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: Paideia --
Politeia --
A more experienced and wiser savage --
Epilogue : True liberation.
Responsibility: William Ophuls.

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In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: 'sustainability' is impossible. Ophuls warns us that we are headed for a postindustrial future  Read more...

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"I would strongly recommend Plato's Revenge as a clear and compelling polemic that deserves to be read alongside Bateson's 1972 work Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Read more...

 
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