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Being-in-CreationHuman Responsibility in an Endangered World$
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Brian Treanor, Bruce Benson, and Norman Wirzba

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823264995

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.001.0001

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Rowan Williams and Ecological Rationality

Rowan Williams and Ecological Rationality

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(p.37) Rowan Williams and Ecological Rationality
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Being-in-Creation
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Jarrod Longbons

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0003

This chapter takes issue with Slavoj Žižek’s announcement of the “death of ecology.” The “death of ecology” addresses the claim that there is a difference between culture and nature, comforting us with the idea that we can “fix” things by changing our actions so that they no longer harm nature. According to Žižek, human culture—including technology, pollution, and trash—is just as natural as anything else.

Keywords:   Slavoj Žižek, Culture, Nature, Possession, Human Role, Mutual Flourishing, Intelligence

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