By John Michael Greer
Growth is not only a target within the West—it's a faith. most folk think in its inherent price as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our religion in growth drives the preferred insistence that height oil and weather swap don't really matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive monks would certainly bring about yet one more miracle to avoid wasting us all.
Unfortunately, growth as we've recognized it's been solely depending on the breakneck exploitation of part a thousand million years of saved sun within the type of fossil fuels. because the age of this reasonable, considerable power attracts to a detailed, growth is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are educating us that our blind religion in unending exponential progress is a deadly myth.
After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of heritage from a viewpoint at the a long way facet of the arriving trouble. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the position our trust platforms play within the evolution of our collective recognition is needed analyzing for somebody fascinated about making experience of the long run at a time once we needs to search new assets of that means, worth, and wish for the period ahead.
John Michael Greer is a pupil of ecological heritage and an the world over popular futurist whose weblog, The Archdruid Report, has turn into the most largely pointed out on-line assets facing the destiny of business society. he's the writer of over thirty books, together with Green Wizardry and The lengthy Descent.
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Extra resources for After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age
The best people are those who always require more of themselves. Let us grant a few moments of repose to the masses as well as to the elite. 29 DISCOURSE TO CATHOLICS Amidst such an implacable dialectic, isn't this a derisory palinode? I hope to show you tomorrow that it is not. Morality, as the ancient Greek tradition teaches us, has three levels: the sovereign good, honesty, and utility. As regards the sovereign good, Freud's position is that pleasure is not it. Nor is it what moral ity refuses.
This is why, whereas a woman may be secredy content deep down with the person who satisfies both her need and this lack, a man, seeking his want-to-be beyond his need - which is neverthe less so much better asswed than a woman's - is DISCOURSE TO CATHOLICS inclined toward inconstancy, or, more exactly, toward a duplicating of the object, whose affi n i ties with what there is by way of fetishism in homosexuality have been very curiously explored in analytic practice, if not always correctly and well put together in psychoanalytic theory.
52 The Triumph of Religion I. Governing, Educating, and Analyzing Why do you say that the psychoanalyst's position is an untenable one? I have commented that I am not the first to have said so. Someone we can trust regarding the ana lyst ' s position - namely, Freud - said so. Freud extended the fact of being untenable to a number of other positions, including that of governing. Which is already to say that an untenable position is precisely what everyone rushes toward, since there is never any lack of candidates running for office.
After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age by John Michael Greer