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Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society

A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature

The Green Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”

Editors: Aerts, Diederik, Broekaert, Jan, Weyns, Willy (Eds.)

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A World in Transition, Humankind and Nature is appropriately entitled after its aim for an intrinsic property of reality: change.
Of major concern, in this era of transformation, is the extensive and profound interaction of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological project of humankind definitely involves a myriad of changes of the ecosphere. This book develops, from the call for an interdisciplinary synthesis and respect of plurality, acknowledging the evolving scientific truth, to the need for an integrated but inevitably provisional worldview.
Contributors from different parts of the world focus on four modes of change: (i) Social change and the individual condition, (ii) Complex evolution and fundamental emergent transformations, (iii) Ecological transformation and responsibility inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
Primarily concerned with the deep transformations of humankind and of the relationship between humans and nature, it is addressed to a broad and thinking public that wants to be kept informed.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • A Critique of the Competitiveness Imperative and Current Globalisation

    Petrella, Riccardo

    Pages 1-18

  • Barriers of Human Evolution

    Szántó, Borisz

    Pages 19-31

  • Altered States of Society: A Tentative Approach

    Spivak, Dmitri

    Pages 33-42

  • Social Space: From Freedom to Freedom of Movement

    Aerts, Diederik

    Pages 43-82

  • Hunger Strikes: The Dramaturgy of Starvation Politics

    Landzelius, Kyra Marie

    Pages 83-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A World In Transition: Humankind and Nature
Book Subtitle
The Green Book of “Einstein Meets Magritte”
Editors
  • Diederik Aerts
  • Jan Broekaert
  • Willy Weyns
Series Title
Einstein Meets Magritte: An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
No sales rights in Belgium
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0856-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0856-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5761-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3741-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 287
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