New PDF release: Anne Frank's Tree: Nature’s Confrontation with Technology,

By Eric Katz

during this very important and unique interdisciplinary paintings, famous environmental thinker Eric Katz explores technology’s position in dominating either nature and humanity. He argues that know-how dominates, and as a result destroys, the wildlife; it dominates, and for this reason destroys, serious facets of human lifestyles and society. expertise motives an estrangement from nature, and therefore a lack of which means in human lifestyles. consequently, people lose the ability to make ethical and social offerings; they lose the ability to manage their lives. Katz’s argument innovatively connects specified components of concept: the basic target of the Holocaust, together with Nazi environmental coverage, to heal the degenerate components of society; and the plan to heal degraded usual platforms that informs the modern environmental coverage of ‘ecological restoration’. In either arenas of ‘healing’, Katz argues that technological forces force motion, whereas domination emerges because the winning ideology. Katz’s paintings is a plea for the advance of a know-how that doesn't dominate and break yet in its place promotes autonomy and freedom. Anne Frank, a sufferer of Nazi ideology and motion, observed the titular tree in the back of her mystery annex as a logo of freedom and ethical goodness. In Katz’s argument, the tree represents a unfastened and self reliant nature, proof against human keep an eye on and domination. Anne Frank’s Tree is rooted in an empirical method of philosophy, seating complicated moral rules in an obtainable and robust narrative of ancient truth and deeply own lived experience.

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