The Promethean Illusion

The Promethean Illusion

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qThis text examines our presumption of mastery, the role of Newtonian science and modern science upon the Western philosophy of nature. Biological and ecological case studies reveal the ways in which nature places limits on our knowledge and actions, stymieing attempts at mastery. Programmatic proposals to control nature via genetic engineering and planet management come under specific attackq--Global warming is but one of possibly myriad stories underway. Revkin in his essay refers as well to endocrine disrupters and PCBs, and, of course, there are emergent diseases and a whole host of ... some old, some new; some weighing light in the way of factual material and persuasive coherence, others weighing heavy.

Title:The Promethean Illusion
Author: Bob Tostevin
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-09-28

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