Can Life Prevail

Author: Pentti Linkola
Editor: Arktos
ISBN: 1907166637
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With the train of civilization hurtling at ever-increasing speed towards self-destruction, the most pressing question facing humanity in the 21st century is that of the preservation of life itself. Can Life Prevail? provides a radical yet firmly grounded perspective on the ecological problems threatening both the biosphere and human culture. With essays covering topics as diverse as animal rights, extinction, deforestation, terrorism and overpopulation, Can Life Prevail? makes the lucid, challenging writing of Linkola available to the English-speaking public for the first time. "By decimating its woodlands, Finland has created the grounds for prosperity. We can now thank prosperity for bringing us - among other things - two million cars, millions of glowing, electronic entertainment boxes, and many unneeded buildings to cover the green earth. Surplus wealth has led to gambling in the marketplace and rampant social injustice, whereby 'the common people' end up contributing to the construction of golf courses, five-star hotels, and holiday resorts, while fattening Swiss bank accounts. Besides, the people of wealthy countries are the most frustrated, unemployed, unhappy, suicidal, sedentary, worthless and aimless people in history. What a miserable exchange." -Pentti Linkola Kaarlo Pentti Linkola was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. Having spent most of his life working as a professional fisherman, he now continues to lead a simple existence in the country. A renowned figure in Finland, Linkola has published numerous books and essays on environmentalism since the 1960s. Today, he is among the foremost exponents of the philosophy of deep ecology.

The Creative Society

Author: Lars Tvede
Editor: LID Editorial
ISBN: 1910649929
Size: 10,78 MB
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Human creativity has been one of the fundamental drivers of civilization and progress – solving immense problems, creating opportunities and overcoming enemies like no other force. Often it has baffled its skeptics by finding new and better resources, unexpected environmental technologies and genuinely amazing products that no one had predicted. However, like so many before it, Western civilization is now suffering from serious internal decay with its bloated public sectors, punitive taxes, over-regulation, marginalized citizens, stagnation, debt, unemployment and pessimism.

The Structure Of Mind In History

Author: Philip Pomper
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231516266
Size: 19,16 MB
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The Structure of Mind in History

The Cambridge Introduction To Literature And The Environment

Author: Timothy Clark
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949516X
Size: 20,19 MB
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The degrading environment of the planet is something that touches everyone. This 2011 book offers an introductory overview of literary and cultural criticism that concerns environmental crisis in some form. Both as a way of reading texts and as a theoretical approach to culture more generally, 'ecocriticism' is a varied and fast-changing set of practices which challenges inherited thinking and practice in the reading of literature and culture. This introduction defines what ecocriticism is, its methods, arguments and concepts, and will enable students to look at texts in a wholly new way. Boxed sections explain key critical terms and contemporary debates in the field with 'hands-on' examples and comparisons. Timothy Clark's thoughtful approach makes this an ideal first encounter with environmental readings of literature.

Empirical Research And Normative Theory

Author: Alexander Max Bauer
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110613794
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Two questions often shape our view of the world. On the one hand, we ask what there is, on the other hand, we ask what there ought to be. Empirical research and normative theory, the methodological traditions concerned with these questions, entered a difficult relationship, from at least as early as around the time of the advent of modern sciences. To this day, there remains a strong separation between the two domains, with both tending to neglect discourses and results from the other. Contrary to a verdict of strict segregation between "is" and "ought," there are, nowadays, various attempts to integrate both theoretical approaches. This calls for a discourse on the relation between empirical research and normative theory. In this volume, scholars from different disciplines – including psychology, sociology, economics, and philosophy – discuss the possible desired or undesired influences on, and limits of, the integration of these two approaches.

The Table Talker

Author: Johnstone
Size: 17,95 MB
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The Abundant Life Prevails

Author: Michael C. Wolfe
Size: 20,25 MB
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This book examines the history of the rich religious life on Saint Helena Island off the coast of South Carolina.

Year Book

Author: Illinois Farmers' Institute. Dept. of Household Science
Size: 14,14 MB
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Saturday Review

Size: 19,53 MB
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The Power To Prevail

Author: David Foster
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759528225
Size: 13,68 MB
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In THE POWER TO PREVAIL, David Foster explores the paradox of adversity.