The Liberation of Life: From the Cell to the Community

Cambridge University Press (1981)
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This book is about the liberation of the concept of life from the bondage fashioned by the interpreters of life ever since biology began, and about the liberation of the life of humans and non-humans alike from the bondage of social structures and behaviour, which now threatens the fullness of life's possibilities if not survival itself. It falls into a tradition of writings about human problems from a perspective informed by biology. It rejects the mechanistic model of life dominant in the Western world and develops an alternative 'ecological model' which is applicable to the life of the cell and the life of the human community. For the first time it brings together in one work the insights of modern biology with those of a modern holistic philosophy and a liberal theology in a way which challenges conventional approaches to science, agriculture, sociology, politics, economics, development and liberation movements.
Keywords Biology Philosophy  Bioethics  Ecology Philosophy  Ecology Moral and ethical aspects  Human ecology Philosophy  Environmental ethics  Life
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ISBN(s) 0521237874  
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