Nature and Experience in the Culture of Delusion: How Industrial Society Lost Touch with Reality
While the historical development of symbolic power has benefitted humanity enormously, there is an insidious and seldom recognised price that goes beyond environmental degradation and cultural disintegration. With insights from both social and natural sciences, this book explores the changing character of subjectivity in contemporary life.
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abstract Albert Borgmann animals anthropocentric areas argues aspects Atran awareness become behaviour biological Biosemiotics brain capacity century cognitive colonisation complex conceptual consciousness constructed context creatures cultural David Smail Deacon Descartes discourse diversity dominant dualism ecological economic ecosystems Edwin Hutchins embodied emergent properties entities environment environmental Eugene Gendlin evolved example existence experience external feeling forms Freud functioning Gary Nabhan human ideological increasingly individual industrial society industrial system industrialist Ingold inhabit intelligence interaction involves Katherine Hayles knowledge landscape language linguistic lives meaning metaphor mind Nabhan natural order natural world notion O’odham one’s organisation ourselves person physical points political psychoanalysis psychological psychotherapy rational recognise refers relation replaced repression Robert Ulanowicz sense sensory sexual simply Smail social sort structure subjectivity suggests symbolic realm Symbolic Species symbolic system technological Terrence Deacon theory things thought Tim Ingold tion understanding wild words