Rationality And Nature: A Sociological Inquiry Into A Changing Relationship

3.53 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813321691: Rationality And Nature: A Sociological Inquiry Into A Changing Relationship
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Divergent beliefs about humanity's relationship to nature collide as the second millenium ends. One belief emphasizes that a distinctive characteristic of humans reason enables them to reshape and master nature. Another insists that nature is not so plastic, hence humans must adapt to nature and render development sustainable, or even limit growth. Social ecology” asserts that environmental problems result from institutional hierarchies and suggests decentralized institutions and egalitarian ethics. According to deep ecology” such problems originate in cultures assuming only humans are worthwhile, thus it stresses the intrinsic value of nature. Feminists are torn between values based on the equality of men and women and ecofeminist values postulating that women are inherently closer to nature than men. Rationality and Nature critically assesses these conflicting cultural tendencies.Waste has been the forgotten element of political economy. Western society has sophisticated methods of financial accounting but does little to account for the losses financial and human of waste. Raymond Murphy proposes in this book a theory of environmental debt as a source of capital accumulation. He develops a model of environmental classes” that helps us to understand the political and economic basis of conflict over the environment.Environmental degradation did not occur on a vast scale until science and applied science were developed. Are they responsible for it and can they be reoriented toward a more symbiotic relationship with nature? Other ways of bringing about a symbiotic relationship are also explored in this book: compulsion, ecological values, ecological experience, and ecological knowledge.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Raymond Murphy is professor of sociology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is author of Rationality and Nature: A Sociological Inquiry into a Changing Relationship (WestviewPress 1994).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780813321684: Rationality And Nature: A Sociological Inquiry Into A Changing Relationship

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0813321689 ISBN 13:  9780813321684
Publisher: Westview Press, 1994
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Murphy, Raymond
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1994. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780813321691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Raymond Murphy
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 3550251

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.21
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Raymond Murphy
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Divergent beliefs about humanity s relationship to nature collide as the second millenium ends. One belief emphasizes that a distinctive characteristic of humans,reason,enables them to reshape and master nature. Another insists that nature is not so plastic, hence humans must adapt to nature and render development sustainable, or even limit growth. Social ecology asserts that environmental problems result from institutional hierarchies and suggests decentralized institutions and egalitarian ethics. According to deep ecology such problems originate in cultures assuming only humans are worthwhile, thus it stresses the intrinsic value of nature. Feminists are torn between values based on the equality of men and women and ecofeminist values postulating that women are inherently closer to nature than men. Rationality and Nature critically assesses these conflicting cultural tendencies.Waste has been the forgotten element of political economy. Western society has sophisticated methods of financial accounting but does little to account for the losses,financial and human,of waste. Raymond Murphy proposes in this book a theory of environmental debt as a source of capital accumulation. He develops a model of environmental classes that helps us to understand the political and economic basis of conflict over the environment.Environmental degradation did not occur on a vast scale until science and applied science were developed. Are they responsible for it and can they be reoriented toward a more symbiotic relationship with nature? Other ways of bringing about a symbiotic relationship are also explored in this book: compulsion, ecological values, ecological experience, and ecological knowledge. Seller Inventory # AAV9780813321691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Raymond Murphy
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United States (1994)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United States, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Divergent beliefs about humanity s relationship to nature collide as the second millenium ends. One belief emphasizes that a distinctive characteristic of humans,reason,enables them to reshape and master nature. Another insists that nature is not so plastic, hence humans must adapt to nature and render development sustainable, or even limit growth. Social ecology asserts that environmental problems result from institutional hierarchies and suggests decentralized institutions and egalitarian ethics. According to deep ecology such problems originate in cultures assuming only humans are worthwhile, thus it stresses the intrinsic value of nature. Feminists are torn between values based on the equality of men and women and ecofeminist values postulating that women are inherently closer to nature than men. Rationality and Nature critically assesses these conflicting cultural tendencies.Waste has been the forgotten element of political economy. Western society has sophisticated methods of financial accounting but does little to account for the losses,financial and human,of waste. Raymond Murphy proposes in this book a theory of environmental debt as a source of capital accumulation. He develops a model of environmental classes that helps us to understand the political and economic basis of conflict over the environment.Environmental degradation did not occur on a vast scale until science and applied science were developed. Are they responsible for it and can they be reoriented toward a more symbiotic relationship with nature? Other ways of bringing about a symbiotic relationship are also explored in this book: compulsion, ecological values, ecological experience, and ecological knowledge. Seller Inventory # AAV9780813321691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Murphy, Raymond
Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780813321691_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

MURPHY, RAYMOND
Published by Routledge (1994)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1994. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780813321691 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01468074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Murphy, Raymond
Published by Routledge (1994)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1994. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780813321691

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Raymond Murphy
Published by Westview Pr (1994)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westview Pr, 1994. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 295 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0813321697

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Murphy, Raymond
Published by Westview Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westview Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0813321697

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Raymond Murphy
Published by Westview Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0813321697 ISBN 13: 9780813321691
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Westview Press, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0813321697

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book