The Liberation of Life: From the Cell to the Community

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CUP Archive, Jan 10, 1985 - Science - 363 pages
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This book is about the liberation of the concept of life from the bondage fashioned by the interpreters of life ever since biology began, and about the liberation of the life of humans and non-humans alike from the bondage of social structures and behaviour, which now threatens the fullness of life's possibilities if not survival itself. It falls into a tradition of writings about human problems from a perspective informed by biology. It rejects the mechanistic model of life dominant in the Western world and develops an alternative 'ecological model' which is applicable to the life of the cell and the life of the human community. For the first time it brings together in one work the insights of modern biology with those of a modern holistic philosophy and a liberal theology in a way which challenges conventional approaches to science, agriculture, sociology, politics, economics, development and liberation movements.
 

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A Must read for any process philosopher or process theologian.

Contents

Molecular organismic and population ecology
11
Evolution
44
Models of the living
66
The human and the natural
97
Faith in life
176
The biological manipulation of human life
203
A just and sustainable world
234
Economic development in ecological perspective
265
Rural and urban development in ecological perspective
296
References
332
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