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Title: THE Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention
Authors: David W. Orr
David Ehrenfeld and Gary Meffe
Keywords: Environment
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: Environmentalists are often regarded as people wanting to stop one thing or another, and there are surely lots of things that ought to be stopped. The essays in this book, however, have to do with beginnings. How, for example, do we advance a long-delayed solar revolution? Or begin one in forest management? Or materials use? How do we reimagine and remake the human presence on earth in ways that work over the long haul? Such questions are the heart of what theologian Thomas Berry (1999) calls “the Great Work” of our age. This endeavor is nothing less than the effort to harmonize the human enterprise with how the world works as a physical system and how it ought to work as a moral system. In the past two centuries the human footprint on earth has multiplied many times over. Our science and technology are powerful beyond anything imagined by the confident founders of the modern world. But our sense of proportion and depth of purpose have not kept pace with our merely technical abilities
ISBN: 0-19-514855-X
Appears in Collections:Environmental and Development Studies

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