Enlivenment: Towards a fundamental shift in the concepts of nature, culture and politics

Enlivenment: Towards a fundamental shift in the concepts of nature, culture and politics

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Andreas Weber
Heinrich- Böll-Stiftung
Veröffentlichungsort: Berlin
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 2013
Seitenanzahl: 72
Lizenz: CC-BY-SA
ISBN: 978-3-86928-105-6
Alle Ausgaben: Schriften zur Ökologie

Die Geißeln und Krisen unserer Zivilisation könnten schlicht darauf zurückzuführen sein, dass wir die kreativen, poetischen und expressiven Prozesse des Planeten in ihrer konstanten Dynamik, Interaktion und Schaffenskraft leugnen. Der englischsprachige Essay von Andreas Weber stellt sich der Frage: Haben wir vergessen, was es heißt zu leben?


Englische Beschreibung:

Our mono-cultural worldview is literally preventing us from understanding the deeper causes of our multiple crises. The author Andreas Weber gives us a glimpse of the different scientific paradigm now coming into focus. He calls it “Enlivenment,” because the new sciences are revealing organisms to be sentient, more-than-physical creatures that have subjective experiences and produce sense. Weber sees Enlivenment as an upgrade of the deficient categories of Enlightenment thought – a way to move beyond our modern metaphysics of dead matter and acknowledge the deeply creative processes embodied in all living organisms. The framework of Enlivenment that Weber outlines is a promising beginning for all those who stand ready to search for real solutions to the challenges of our future.



7 Foreword

11 Introduction

13 Enlivening the crisis: Looking beyond the current ideology of death

23 Bioeconomics: the hidden megascience

29 Life-as-Meaning: Biopoetics as paradigms of living relationships

35 Natural anti-capitalism: Biospheric householding as the foundation of an enlivened economy

42 From enlivenment to shared livelihoods: the emergence of a commons-based economy

54 First-Person-Science: Towards a Culture of Poetic Objectivity

64 Basic principles of enlivenment: working with paradoxes

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