Convergence With Nature: A Daoist Perspective download free [PDF and Ebook] by David E. Cooper

Convergence With Nature: A Daoist Perspective download free [PDF and Ebook] by David E. Cooper year 2012
  • Book name: Convergence With Nature: A Daoist Perspective
  • Author: David E. Cooper
  • Release date: 2012/4/22
  • Publisher: GREEN BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780857840233
  • Rating: 9.64 of 10
  • Votes: 179
  • Review by: Dominik Bales
  • Review rating: 8.05 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/24
  • Total pages: 168
  • Includes a PDF summary of 14 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this book David E. Cooper explores our relationship to nature - to animals, to plants, to natural places - and asks how it can be shaped into an appropriate one which contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. Religions and philosophies have much to say about our relationship with nature, and Chinese Daoist philosophy has long been regarded as among those most sympathetic to the natural world. Daoists seek an attunement to the Dao (the Way) which is characterized by a sense of flow (water being a favourite metaphor), spontaneity, non-interference, humility and patience - virtues which contrast with the aggressive and exploitative values which characterize a modern world increasingly subject to economic imperatives.Like the best of contemporary nature writing, the classic Daoist texts reveal a yearning for convergence with nature, nostalgia for a lost intimacy with the natural world, disillusion with humanity or its products, and a feeling for nature's mystery. The author explains how these attitudes are rooted in Daoist philosophy and explores their implications for our practical engagement with natural environments. He discusses, too, a number of ethical issues - including hunting, intensive farming, and environmental activism - that reflective people need to address in their efforts to heal our relationship with the Earth.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H30M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Cosmology & The Universe, Other Non-Christian Religions, Natural History Books, Taoism, Oriental & Indian Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 136x212x18mm
  • Weight: 240.4g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Totnes, United Kingdom
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