The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution : A Feminist Reappraisal of the Scientific Revolution

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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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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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"Brilliantly conceived and richly researched."-- Susan Griffin"Offers a deeply perceptive discussion of the perennial debate between the organic and the mechanistic view of Nature and Life."-- Walter Pagel"A complex and rewarding work. . . Through unearthing the historical roots of our current crisis, Merchant has. . . deepened and enriched our understanding of both our past and present."-- "Environmental Ethics""[Merchant] continually forges strong links between the events of centuries long past ant the dilemmas faced by 20th-century industrialized societies."-- "Environmental Review""A work of prodigious scholarship. . .A crucial first step toward illuminating the complexities of the woman/nature relationship as it informs the dominant mechanistic paradigm of the modern age."-- "Women's Studies International Quarterly"

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