Leading and misleading metaphors : from organism to Anthropocene
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Holmes Rolston presents appreciative and critical remarks at a symposium, After the Death of Nature, held at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 2-3, 2018, celebrating the life and work of Carolyn Merchant, an ecofeminist philosopher. Rolston's remarks, under the theme: "Leading and Misleading Metaphors: From Organism to Anthropocene," recognize her insights into how the scientific revolution and the Enlightenment featured the control of nature, bringing "the death of nature." A once nurturing mother earth, became inert and mechanical, manipulated by industry and agriculture. Strident ...