Seeds of Change: The Roots of Jewish Environmental Ethics as a Challenge to the Technical Paradigm

Seeds of Change: The Roots of Jewish Environmental Ethics as a Challenge to the Technical Paradigm

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The work at hand focuses on the possibility of an alternative way of considering the modern world, using the exemplar of the inseparable ethical-environmental mandates of traditional Judaism, with the hope of revealing possible frameworks for critiquing the progressive world view and reaching an enhanced sense social and environmental balance. This research will look at four principal areas: (1) Modernity and the Problem of Language: how does the technical lens define what we call qrealityq and its composite, qresistant factsq (see Kuhn, 1964); and how does the cultural context inhibit the language's ability to approach objectivity; (2) Economic vs. Environmental Ethics: what is the nature of the social conditions which contributed to the rise of the technical paradigm, and what are the implications for environmental justice; (3) Time vs. Space: how do the modern conceptions of time and space as measures of efficiency measure up against their non-modern counterparts in informing the quality of life; (4) Nature of vs. Nature for: how can a narrative other than the current modernist one restore us to a relationship in which we are qofq nature, rather than that in which nature is merely a stockroom for our undisciplined use.The author exhibits the same existential ambiguity he proposes would be resolved by the proliferation of internet interaction: ... like meditation, he admits on this texta#39;s closing page that the questions of meaning in modern life will not be answered by, or through, machines. ... For example, Daniel C. Matta#39;s 1996 God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science aamp; Spirituality, contends thatanbsp;...


Title:Seeds of Change: The Roots of Jewish Environmental Ethics as a Challenge to the Technical Paradigm
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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