The Resource The way : an ecological world-view, Edward Goldsmith

The way : an ecological world-view, Edward Goldsmith

Label
The way : an ecological world-view
Title
The way
Title remainder
an ecological world-view
Statement of responsibility
Edward Goldsmith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Argues that a new ecological worldview is the only way out of the current social, economic, and environmental crises
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsmith, Edward
Index
no index present
LC call number
GF21
LC item number
.G63 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GF21.G63
NAL item number
1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental protection
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Ecología humana
  • Protección del medio ambiente
  • Conservación de los recursos naturales
  • Hipótesis de Gaia
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Environmental protection
  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Human ecology
  • Gaia-Hypothese
  • Humanökologie
  • Naturschutz
  • Umweltschutz
  • Homme
  • Écologie humaine
Label
The way : an ecological world-view, Edward Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Rider, 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 412-442)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chinook Blessing Litany -- 1. Ecology is a unified organization of knowledge -- 2. Ecology seeks to establish the laws of nature -- 3. Ecology studies natural systems in their Gaian context -- 4. Ecology is holistic -- 5. Ecology is teleological -- 6. Ecology explains events in terms of their role within the spatio-temporal Gaian hierarchy -- 7. Fundamental knowledge is inherited -- 8. Fundamental knowledge is ineffable and we mainly have access to it by intuition -- 9. Ecological knowledge is built up by organizing knowledge in the mind -- 10. The mind contains a hierarchical organization of instructions and an associated model or dynamic map -- 11. Ecology is qualitative -- 12. Only qualitative vernacular models can provide the informational basis for adaptive behaviour -- 13. Ecology is subjective -- 14. Man is cognitively adjusted to the environment in which he evolved -- 15. Ecology is emotional -- 16. Ecology is a faith -- 17. Ecology reflects the values of the Biosphere -- 18. A proposition can only be verified in terms of the paradigm or model of which it is part -- 19. The Biosphere is one -- 20. Gaia is a spatio-temporal entity -- 21. Gaia, seen as a total spatio-temporal process, is the unit of evolution -- 22. Stability rather than change is the basic feature of the living world -- 23. Gaia is alive -- 24. Natural systems are homeostatic -- 25. Natural systems are homeorhetic -- 26. The Gaian process is not random -- 27. Gaian processes are purposive -- 28. Life processes are dynamic -- 29. Life processes are creative -- 30. Life processes are anticipatory -- 31. Living things seek to understand their relationship with their environment -- 32. Living systems are intelligent -- 33. Consciousness is not a prerogative of man -- 34. Gaia is the source of all benefits -- 35. The Biosphere displays order -- 36. Gaian order is critical -- 37. There is no fundamental barrier separating man and other living things -- 38. The Biosphere is a hierarchical organization of natural systems -- 39. Competition is a secondary Gaian interrelationship -- 40. Cooperation is the primary Gaian interrelationship -- 41. When Gaian control breaks down, behaviour becomes heterotelic -- 42. Natural systems can only behave homeotelically within their 'tolerance range' -- 43. Living things can only behave homeotelically within their field -- 44. A system's field or its ordered environment is provided by the hierarchy of larger systems of which it is part -- 45. As the environment diverges from the optimum, biological maladjustment increases -- 46. As the environment diverges from the optimum, social maladjustment increases -- 47. As the environment diverges from the optimum, cognitive maladjustment increases -- 48. Man is psychically maladjusted to the world depicted by the paradigm of science -- 49. The internalization of control increases stability -- 50. Life processes are sequential and tend towards the most stable state -- 51. Increased complexity leads to greater stability -- 52. By increasing its diversity a system increases the range of environmental challenges to with which it is capable of dealing -- 53. Natural systems are homeotelic to Gaia -- 54. In a vernacular society, education is homeotelic to Gaia -- 55. In a vernacular society, settlements are homeotelic to Gaia -- 56. In a vernacular society, economic activity is homeotelic to Gaia -- 57. In a vernacular society, technology is homeotelic to Gaia -- 58. In an ecological economy, money is homeotelic to Gaia -- 59. The vernacular community is largely self-sufficient -- 60. The vernacular community is the unit of homeotelic behaviour -- 61. Vernacular man follows the Way -- 62. For vernacular man, to increase his stock of 'vital force' is to follow the Way -- 63. For vernacular man, to serve his gods is to follow the Way -- 64. Progress is anti-evolutionary and is the anti-Way -- 65. To keep to the Way, society must be able to correct any divergence from it -- 66. The Great Reinterpretation requires a conversion to the world-view of ecology -- Appendix 1 Does the entropy law apply to the real world? -- Appendix 2 What is information? -- Appendix 3 The artificialistic fallacy -- Appendix 4 The need for a feedback mechanism linking behaviour to evolution
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Shambhala ed.
Extent
xxii, 442 pages
Isbn
9780877738824
Lccn
92050460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26502865
  • (OCoLC)ocm26502865
Label
The way : an ecological world-view, Edward Goldsmith
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Rider, 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 412-442)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chinook Blessing Litany -- 1. Ecology is a unified organization of knowledge -- 2. Ecology seeks to establish the laws of nature -- 3. Ecology studies natural systems in their Gaian context -- 4. Ecology is holistic -- 5. Ecology is teleological -- 6. Ecology explains events in terms of their role within the spatio-temporal Gaian hierarchy -- 7. Fundamental knowledge is inherited -- 8. Fundamental knowledge is ineffable and we mainly have access to it by intuition -- 9. Ecological knowledge is built up by organizing knowledge in the mind -- 10. The mind contains a hierarchical organization of instructions and an associated model or dynamic map -- 11. Ecology is qualitative -- 12. Only qualitative vernacular models can provide the informational basis for adaptive behaviour -- 13. Ecology is subjective -- 14. Man is cognitively adjusted to the environment in which he evolved -- 15. Ecology is emotional -- 16. Ecology is a faith -- 17. Ecology reflects the values of the Biosphere -- 18. A proposition can only be verified in terms of the paradigm or model of which it is part -- 19. The Biosphere is one -- 20. Gaia is a spatio-temporal entity -- 21. Gaia, seen as a total spatio-temporal process, is the unit of evolution -- 22. Stability rather than change is the basic feature of the living world -- 23. Gaia is alive -- 24. Natural systems are homeostatic -- 25. Natural systems are homeorhetic -- 26. The Gaian process is not random -- 27. Gaian processes are purposive -- 28. Life processes are dynamic -- 29. Life processes are creative -- 30. Life processes are anticipatory -- 31. Living things seek to understand their relationship with their environment -- 32. Living systems are intelligent -- 33. Consciousness is not a prerogative of man -- 34. Gaia is the source of all benefits -- 35. The Biosphere displays order -- 36. Gaian order is critical -- 37. There is no fundamental barrier separating man and other living things -- 38. The Biosphere is a hierarchical organization of natural systems -- 39. Competition is a secondary Gaian interrelationship -- 40. Cooperation is the primary Gaian interrelationship -- 41. When Gaian control breaks down, behaviour becomes heterotelic -- 42. Natural systems can only behave homeotelically within their 'tolerance range' -- 43. Living things can only behave homeotelically within their field -- 44. A system's field or its ordered environment is provided by the hierarchy of larger systems of which it is part -- 45. As the environment diverges from the optimum, biological maladjustment increases -- 46. As the environment diverges from the optimum, social maladjustment increases -- 47. As the environment diverges from the optimum, cognitive maladjustment increases -- 48. Man is psychically maladjusted to the world depicted by the paradigm of science -- 49. The internalization of control increases stability -- 50. Life processes are sequential and tend towards the most stable state -- 51. Increased complexity leads to greater stability -- 52. By increasing its diversity a system increases the range of environmental challenges to with which it is capable of dealing -- 53. Natural systems are homeotelic to Gaia -- 54. In a vernacular society, education is homeotelic to Gaia -- 55. In a vernacular society, settlements are homeotelic to Gaia -- 56. In a vernacular society, economic activity is homeotelic to Gaia -- 57. In a vernacular society, technology is homeotelic to Gaia -- 58. In an ecological economy, money is homeotelic to Gaia -- 59. The vernacular community is largely self-sufficient -- 60. The vernacular community is the unit of homeotelic behaviour -- 61. Vernacular man follows the Way -- 62. For vernacular man, to increase his stock of 'vital force' is to follow the Way -- 63. For vernacular man, to serve his gods is to follow the Way -- 64. Progress is anti-evolutionary and is the anti-Way -- 65. To keep to the Way, society must be able to correct any divergence from it -- 66. The Great Reinterpretation requires a conversion to the world-view of ecology -- Appendix 1 Does the entropy law apply to the real world? -- Appendix 2 What is information? -- Appendix 3 The artificialistic fallacy -- Appendix 4 The need for a feedback mechanism linking behaviour to evolution
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st Shambhala ed.
Extent
xxii, 442 pages
Isbn
9780877738824
Lccn
92050460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26502865
  • (OCoLC)ocm26502865

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