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Author:
Murray Bookchin
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Cassell; 1st edition edition (March 1, 1996)
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Re-enchanting humanity" is a book by social ecologist Murray Bookchin. This is the re-enchanting of humanity mentioned in the book's title (to some extent, the title parodizes those of New Age books)

Re-enchanting humanity" is a book by social ecologist Murray Bookchin. He criticizes deep ecology, sociobiology, primitivism, postmodernism and other philosophies he regards as anti-humanist. Personally, I agree with some of his criticisms, but find many others too simplistic. There are also a few rather quixotic passages, even a polemic against belief in angels. This is the re-enchanting of humanity mentioned in the book's title (to some extent, the title parodizes those of New Age books). On the downside, the book often resembles a polemical Marxist tract at its worst.

Re-enchanting Humanity book. This work represents Murray Bookchin's riposte to the antihumanism, mysticism and antirationalism which are influencing many people's attitudes to environmental problems. Bookchin offers a critique of, among others, social Darwinists, deep ecologists, new agers, technophobes, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard.

Similar books and articles. Beyond Modernity: The Recovery of Person and Community in Global Times: Lectures in China and Vietnam. Murray Bookchin - 2005 - Oakland, Ca ;Ak Press

Similar books and articles. Perceiving Animals: Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture. Neo-Humanism, a Vision for a New World. Murray Bookchin - 2005 - Oakland, Ca ;Ak Press. The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas. Isaiah Berlin - 1990 - Pimlico.

0304328391, 030432843X.

Murray Bookchin Re-Enchanting Humanity: A Defense of the Human Spirit Against Antihumanism, Misanthropy, Mysticism, and Primitivism (Cassell Global Issues Series). ISBN 13: 9780304328437.

Bookchin M. (1995) Re-Enchanting Humanity, A Defense of the Human Spirit Against Antihumanism . (1995) Re-Enchanting Humanity, A Defense of the Human Spirit Against Antihumanism, Misanthropy, Mysticism, and Primitivism, London: Cassell. An Anarchism That is Not Anarchism: Notes toward a critique of anarchist imperialism.

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This work represents Murray Bookchin's riposte to the antihumanism, mysticism and antirationalism which are influencing many people's attitudes to environmental problems. Bookchin offers a critique of, among others, social Darwinists, deep ecologists, new agers, technophobes, Foucault, Derrida and Baudrillard. This intellectual tour-de-force offers a positive alternative approach to politics based on a refreshing confidence and belief in human potential.
  • Vaua
Essential reading for anyone interested in where today's reactionary ideas such as neo-Malthussianism, green anti-technology and primitivism and New-Age influences on environmentalism and progressives came from. Bookchin provides an authoritative and well-referenced debunking of these ideologies.
  • Qwne
This book changed my life. What better review can I give it than that?

Anarcho-socialist, Murray Bookchin, looks into the intellectual roots of environmentalism and finds misanthropy and madness. I was still able to call myself an environmentalist after reading this but, at long last, I understood what it was about other environmentalists I hated:- their self-loathing of humanity and contempt for human progress.

I think this great book was ignored is because Bookchin was a lefty, but there are other valid criticisms that can be made against environmental fundamentalists which Bookchin does not go near. He doesn't touch on the way environmentalists use the precautionary principle as a crutch to avoid a proper debate using cost-benefit risk analysis. Still, an excellent book for environmentalists, anti-environmentalists and progressives to read.