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The Reenchantment of the World - Berman, Morris

The Reenchantment of the World - Berman, Morris

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Clean, tight, unmarked; small dent in back cover; otherwise spine straight and uncreased; very minimal wear; appears unread; This is a perceptive study of our scientific consciousness and a cogent and forceful challenge to its supremacy. Focusing on the rise of the mechanistic idea that we can know the natural world only by distancing ourselves from it. Berman shows how science acquired its controlling position in the consciousness of the West. He analyzes the holistic, animistic tradition - destroyed in the wake of the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries - which viewed man as a participant in the cosmos, not as an isolated observer. Arguing that the holistic world view must be revived in some credible form before we destroy our society and environment, he explores the possibilities for a consciousness appropriate to the modern era. Ecological rather than animistic, this new world view would be grounded in the real and intimate connection between man and nature.
Near Fine
Soft cover
Cornell University Press
Ithaca, NY

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