LIMITS

WHY MALTHUS WAS WRONG AND WHY ENVIRONMENTALISTS SHOULD CARE
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Inglés
Número de páginas: 
168
Dimensiones: 200 cm × 130 cm × 0 cm
Fecha de publicación: 
2019
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ISBN: 
978-1-5036-1155-9

Western culture is infatuated with the dream of going beyond, even as it is increasingly haunted by the specter of apocalypse: drought, famine, nuclear winter. How did we come to think of the planet and its limits as we do? This book reclaims, redefines, and makes an impassioned plea for limits-a notion central to environmentalism-clearing them from their association with Malthusianism and the ideology and politics that go along with it. Giorgos Kallis rereads reverend-economist Thomas Robert Malthus and his legacy, separating limits and scarcity, two notions that have long been conflated in both environmental and economic thought. Limits are not something out there, a property of nature to be deciphered by scientists, but a choice that confronts us, one that, paradoxically, is part and parcel of the pursuit of freedom. Taking us from ancient Greece to Malthus, from hunter-gatherers to the Romantics, from anarchist feminists to 1970s radical environmentalists, Limits shows us how an institutionalized culture of sharing can make possible the collective self-limitation we so urgently need. --

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KALLIS, GIORGOS

Giorgos Kallis es investigador del Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals en la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona y miembro del colectivo Recerca i Decreixement

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