Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World

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Shambhala Publications, 2009 - 796 pagine
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Today there is a bewildering diversity of views on ecology and the natural environment. With more than two hundred distinct and valuable perspectives on the natural world—and with scientists, economists, ethicists, activists, philosophers, and others often taking completely different stances on the issues—how can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems?

In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive theoretical framework—one that can be put to use right now. The framework is based on Integral Theory, as well as Ken Wilber’s AQAL model, and is the result of over a decade of research exploring the myriad perspectives on ecology available to us today and their respective methodologies.


Dozens of real-life applications and examples of this framework currently in use are examined, including three in-depth case studies: work with marine fisheries in Hawai’i, strategies of eco-activists to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, and a study of community development in El Salvador. In addition, eighteen personal practices of transformation are provided for you to increase your own integral ecological awareness. Integral Ecology provides the most sophisticated application and extension of Integral Theory available today, and as such it serves as a template for any truly integral effort.
 

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Sommario

Whose Environment Is It?
1
Part
14
1 nature Nature NATURE
26
The AQAL Model
45
1 AQAL diagram
50
2 The Big Three
56
9 Validity claims
62
A Developing Kosmos
75
The What That Is Examined
182
The Who That Is Examining
215
How We Examine
243
Ecological Harmony and Environmental Crisis
275
Practices for Cultivating Integral Ecological Awareness
311
Integral Ecology in Action
339
Part Four
370
Integrating Interiority in Sustainable Community
393

1 The AQAL map
77
2 Typical ecological hierarchy of span
95
5 Interiors and exteriors of individual holons
101
Developing Interiors
118
1 The 4 quadrants in human development
123
4 Three views of the universe
150
Defining Honoring and Integrating the Multiple
157
1 Some historical trends of scientific ecology
164
Figure 5 2 Primary metaphors of several schools of ecology
170
Integral Marine Ecology CommunityBased
430
Evolving Approaches to Conservation Integral
454
The Integral Ecology Advantage
477
200+ Perspectives on NATURE Major Minor
489
The Integral Ecology Bookshelf
531
Notes
537
References
671
Credits
771
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Michael E. Zimmerman, PhD, is professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He spent more than thirty years at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was chair of the Department of Philosophy and co-director of Environmental Studies. He is co-editor of the popular textbook Environmental Philosophy and the author of Contesting Earth's Future. In addition, Michael has published nearly one hundred academic articles on philosophy and ecology. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and daughter.

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