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The Philosophy of Social Ecology

By: Murray Bookchin,Todd McGowan - afterword
Narrated by: James R. Cheatham
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Summary

What is nature? What is humanity's place in nature? And what is the relationship of society to the natural world? In an era of ecological breakdown, answering these questions has become of momentous importance for our everyday lives and for the future that we and other life-forms face. In the essays of The Philosophy of Social Ecology, Murray Bookchin confronts these questions head on, invoking the ideas of mutualism, self-organization, and unity in diversity, in the service of ever-expanding freedom.

Refreshingly polemical and deeply philosophical, these essays take issue with technocratic and mechanistic ways of understanding and relating to, and within, nature. More importantly, they develop a solid, historically and politically based ethical foundation for social ecology, the field that Bookchin himself created and that offers us hope in the midst of our climate catastrophe.

©2022 The Bookchin Trust (P)2022 Tantor

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  • 12-12-22

Google Murray Bookchin

A must read/listen like all of Bookchin’s work. Hope more titles are added for this important thinker.

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  • Colin Wallace
  • 12-09-22

Obfuscated Depressurized Ether

i.e. nothingness, but hidden behind complicated words to sound smart. I’ve heard the stereotype of an academic picking random words from a hat and forming them into unintelligible sentences and then receiving praise for it but this is my first time actually reading such material. It’s amusing for a while, but not when you’re the one paying for it.