The Death of Nature

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HarperCollins, Sep 10, 2019 - Nature - 384 pages
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UPDATED 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH 2020 PREFACE

An examination of the Scientific Revolution that shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science has sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion, and a new socioeconomic order that subordinates women.

 

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Contents

Nature as Female
11
European Ecology
42
Organic Society and Utopia
69
The World an Organism
99
Women and Witches
127
Production Reproduction and the Female
149
Dominion over Nature
164
The Mechanical Order
192
Mechanism as Power
216
The Management of Nature
236
Anne Conway and Other
253
Leibniz and Newton
275
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Carolyn Merchant, Ph.D., is professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics in the Department of Conservation and Resource Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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