Ecoagnosy: ignorance of ecology (agnosy is a synonym for ignorance) As each subsequent generation separates from nature and life there is a gulf opening that Kahn has called “environmental generational amnesia” (Kahn 1999, after Pyle 1976). With such limited experience of nature to pass onto the next generation, each generation accepts as the ‘norm’ an
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Do we urgently need the opposite of ecocide? Ecoliben: [Eco (home or environment), liben (Old High German, lebēn, to live, from Germanic libēn.)]
Abstract The Anthropocene epoch is based on the evidence of dominance of human affairs over all natural processes at a planetary scale. It is also characterised by countless biocidal catastrophes worldwide with mass bee death by insecticides just one that has received world-wide attention. Those sensitive to the scope and scale of these insults
An overarching philosophy of life. Sumbioism is the collective and cumulative art and science of ‘living together’ within the matrix of all life. A sumbioist is a person who reflects on, writes about and professes this philosophy.
A neologism created to adequately describe the extreme anger unleashed within those who can clearly see the self-destructive tendencies in the current forms of industrial-technological society, but feel unable to change the direction of such tierracide and ecocide. The anger is directed at challenging the status quo in both intellectual and socio-political terms. It is
Glenn Albrecht (Draft 12/4/2000) Published in Democracy and Nature Vol. 6, Number 3, November 2000. pp. 401-422. For some light reading on life, love and complexity. Abstract In this paper I shall examine the evolution of directionality theory expressed as organicist, dialectical approaches to the nature of reality and conclude with an assessment of its
In the Symbiocene, music will represent the sonic re-integration of humans with the rest of life and life forces. Such music will not be a repetition of Classical music but a new synthesis within the Harmonia Mundi where sumbiophonic music of the ecophony, the somaphony, the cosmophony and the androphony will combine and merge in
Terraphthora (earth destroyer) (tera for ra) (Terra, from the Latin “earth”, the Greek φθορά (phthorá) or “destruction”). Terranascia (earth creator) (tera nas cia) (Terra, from the Latin “earth” and the Latin nātūra, “to be born”). The conflict between terraphthora and terranascia is now global. Terraphthorans are now destroying the earth within the Anthropocene. Terranascient humans will live symbiotically with the rest of life in the Symbiocene.