The Promethean Illusion

The Promethean Illusion

The Western Belief in Human Mastery of Nature

Book - 2010
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"This text examines our presumption of mastery, the role of Newtonian science and modern science upon the Western philosophy of nature. Biological and ecological case studies reveal the ways in which nature places limits on our knowledge and actions, stymieing attempts at mastery. Programmatic proposals to control nature via genetic engineering and planet management come under specific attack"--
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.
ISBN: 9780786460632
Branch Call Number: 500 Tostevin
Characteristics: ix, 262 p. ;,23 cm.


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