By John Griffin
Within the mild of the looming ecological predicament dealing with the realm this day, a lot of the lovely great thing about the flora and fauna is being misplaced perpetually. at the starting place of attractiveness seeks to confront this obstacle via a philosophical enquiry into our conception of average good looks. via discussions of various fields together with the philosophy of technology, environmental ethics, rationalism, and japanese and Western faith, Griffin asserts that good looks itself could be the catalyst had to retailer the globe from destruction.
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20 It is almost impossible not to evoke here the sense of the feminine, and I have already used the term “her” when referring to Pedder. Environmental thinkers learn to be wary of such easy designations; one is not supposed to anthropomorphize nature these days, or at least not remain unaware of what is being done. And yet, until recently, it was an obvious way of expressing what has always been a fundamental intuition about nature—that it is animate or conscious. CONSCIOUSNESS Even an early environmentalist, Aldo Leopold (whose writings are to be discussed shortly), was, when describing nature, in the habit of lending human-like consciousness and will to animals, birds, trees, and even rivers.
Significantly, it is the hand of nature herself that, over time, lends beauty to our art. Our works are subject to entropy from the day they were created, and, if beauty is perceived to grow, it is through nature having reasserted its influence. When, in 1965, then, it was suggested that a “modification” be made to Lake Pedder, and that it might consequently become more beautiful, this was almost universally rejected as a foolish statement. The modification would utilize just one element—water—to obscure, or destroy a multiplicity of existing elements.
Aesthetics. 2. Ecology--Philosophy. 3. Human ecology--Religious aspects. I. Title. 85--dc23 2011023548 Printed on acid-free paper in the United States of America For information address World Wisdom, Inc. O. com O World! O life! O time! Shelley There are two birds, two sweet friends, who dwell on the self-same tree. The one eats the fruits thereof, and the other looks on in silence. ” When we discover the unity of truth and beauty then goodness, happiness, and wellbeing flow through our lives of their own accord.