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Gaia's Gift

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 160 Nombre de pages
Retired. Former Research Fellow in Environmental Theology at Bristol University, but now best know for her pioneering work on Gaia... Lire la suite
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Retired. Former Research Fellow in Environmental Theology at Bristol University, but now best know for her pioneering work on Gaia theory and ecological ethics

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In "Gaia's Gift," Anne Primavesi asks that we complete the ideological revolution concerning human importance which was set in motion by Copernicus and developed by theorists such as Charles Darwin. This radical thinking of Copernicus and Darwin challenged the traditional notion that humans had a god-given centrality within the universe and within the Earth's history. Yet, as we continue to exploit the Earth's natural resources and species, it seems that we remain wedded to the theological assumption that these are there for our sole use and benefit. Drawing on James Lovelock's Gaia theory-the understanding of the Earth as a living organism-"Gaia's Gift," raises the question of our proper place within the universe and turns decisively towards an understanding of ourselves as dependent on, rather than in control of, the whole Earth community.

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As our continued exploitation of earth's resources and species shows, we remain wedded to the theological assumption that they are there for our sole use. This study raises the question of our proper place within the universe. It turns us towards an understanding of ourselves as dependent on, rather than in control of, the whole earth community.

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Introduction 1. The astronomical revolution 2. After Copernicus 3. Theological callenges to Copernicus 4. The incomplete revolution 5. Revolution within ourselves 6. Heaven on earth 7. Life on earth 8. Gift exchanges 9. Gift exchange today

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Titre: Gaia's Gift
Sous-titre: Earth, Ourselves and God after Copernicus
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Code EAN: 9780415288354
ISBN: 978-0-415-28835-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Philosophie et religion
nombre de pages: 160
Poids: 249g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 2003

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