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Title: What Remains of Man and of the World: Reflections on the Age of Ecological Crisis
Authors: Rasini, Vallori
Keywords: NatureHuman beingTechnologyEcologyLife
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Vallori Rasini, "What Remains of Man and of the World: Reflections on the Age of Ecological Crisis", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XVI (2014) 2, pp. 1181-1189
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XVI (2014) 2
Man and world look like residuals: human being is an organic remnant relic), as the survivor of a process of self alienation, in which the machine has been elected as a despot; world (or nature) is exhausted in the attempt to maintain a balance. The contemporary massive technological development seems supported by the idea that man is a Homo faber authorized to operate on nature without limits. This is the idea of a superior being with a dominant role in the world. The Judaic-Christian tradition has certainly promoted this idea; but it reproduces in another dimension the relations typical of the greek oikos: not justice, but authority and subordination for advantage the “head of the family”. Renouncing to want own the Earth (like an ordinary thing) can perhaps open the way for a new ethic.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2014) XVI/2

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