Living in the nation, and region, with the longest history of industrial urbanisation, I’m all too aware that my lifeworld is radically different from that of the world’s remaining hunter gatherers. 1,458 more words
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Hugh Brody makes the surprising argument that, from a long term perspective, hunter gatherers are more settled than agriculturalists. Far from being ‘primitive’, their detailed knowledge of the immense landscapes that their communities have occupied for many generations contrasts markedly with newly arrived settlers’ perceptions of the same land as empty wilderness, without intrinsic value, and in need of development. 623 more words
Welcome to the February 2014 issue of Animist Blog Carnival on Animist Ethics. I don’t suppose I’m alone in sensing that the resurgence of interest in animism is raising a multitude of questions that most of us in the over developed West are ill-prepared to face. 1,407 more words
“We are buds on a single tree”. Frederick Nietzsche.
“Human reality is messy and ambiguous – and so moral decisions, unlike abstract principles, are ambivalent. 806 more words