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The Resource Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective, David E. Cooper

Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective, David E. Cooper

Label
Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective
Title
Convergence with nature
Title remainder
a Daoist perspective
Statement of responsibility
David E. Cooper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, David E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1923
LC item number
.C66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Taoist philosophy
  • Nature
  • Nature
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Taoist philosophy
  • Taoismus
  • Natur
Label
Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective, David E. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [160]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orientation -- Why Daoism? -- Religion, technology, estrangement -- Estrangement, environmentalism and 'otherness' -- Nature in Daoism -- On the way (1) : dao, world and unity -- On the way (2) : de, virtues and sages -- Mindfulness of nature -- Nature, feeling and appreciation -- Engaging with nature -- Wilderness, wildness, wildlife -- Intervening in nature -- Intervening for nature?
Control code
751831784
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780857840233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)751831784
Label
Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective, David E. Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [160]-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Orientation -- Why Daoism? -- Religion, technology, estrangement -- Estrangement, environmentalism and 'otherness' -- Nature in Daoism -- On the way (1) : dao, world and unity -- On the way (2) : de, virtues and sages -- Mindfulness of nature -- Nature, feeling and appreciation -- Engaging with nature -- Wilderness, wildness, wildlife -- Intervening in nature -- Intervening for nature?
Control code
751831784
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780857840233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)751831784

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