Shifting Paradigms: From Technocrat to Planetary Person

Lightstar Press (1983)
Abstract
This essay examines and compares two paradigms of technology, nature, and social life, and their associated environmental impacts. I explore moving from technocratic paradigms to the emerging ecological paradigms of planetary person ecosophies. The dominant technocratic philosophy's guiding policy and technological power is mechanistic. It conceptualizes nature as a resource to be controlled for human ends. Its global practices are drastically altering the integrity of the planet's ecosystems. In contrast, the organic, planetary person approaches respect the intrinsic values of all beings. Deep ecology movement principles give priority to community and ecosystem integrity. These deep ecology movement principles guide the design and applications of technology by principles following from ecological understanding. I describe this shift in philosophical paradigms and how it affects our perceptions, values, and actions
Keywords Human ecology Philosophy  Technology Philosophy
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Call number GF21.D74 1983
ISBN(s) 0920578063
DOI 10.1111/j.1556-3537.2011.01034.x
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