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Entropy or Evolution

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Entropy or Evolution

Nature is endlessly reinventing itself in a constant flux of movement and diversity. Yet the advancement of modern civilization has engendered extreme inequality, social division, and an imbalance between society and nature. Our technological proficiency has given our species the illusion of omnipotence; in our efforts to build robots more like us, we have not noticed how robotic we ourselves have become. To deal with this profound crisis, we must understand this problem at its roots. Could the origins of social domination and ecological exploitation be related? Is it possible for us to transform these dynamics and design society in a way that is cognizant of, and harmonious with, the Earth?
In this visionary book, David Dobereiner lucidly delves into the present urban and ecological impasse and examines the prospects for our future. Laced with insights into social and political ecology and written with a lifetime’s experience of innovating in ecological design, Organicity shows that there is still hope to build a more humane, egalitarian, and sustainable system, but it requires a fundamental shift in the way we do civilization. At the crossroads of creation and destruction, will evolution or entropy triumph?

180 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2019

Political Science: Public Policy

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"Organicity is a thoughtful and provocative book that flits through a wide range of fields, including climate science, biology, the philosophy of mind, and political theory. . . . This book will be inspirational for those who are concerned with many social and ecological problems of our ‘Machinic’ age, including health and wealth inequalities, pollution, climate change, and soil degradation. I commend the book to anyone interested in a much needed alternative to current world chaos. It will particularly appeal to those concerned about current environmental politics."

Environmental Politics

“A science and philosophy appropriate to the twenty-first century. Dobereiner’s views are the best answer I know.”

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