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By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

The present ecological difficulty is an issue of pressing worldwide difficulty, with recommendations being sought on many fronts. during this publication, Seyyed Hossein Nasr argues that the devastation of our global has been exacerbated, if no longer truly triggered, by way of the reductionist view of nature that has been complicated through smooth secular technology. what's wanted, he believes, is the restoration of the reality to which the good, enduring religions all attest; particularly that nature is sacred.

Nasr lines the old approach wherein Western civilization moved clear of the assumption of nature as sacred and embraced a global view which sees people as alienated from nature and nature itself as a computer to be ruled and manipulated through people. His aim is to negate the totalitarian claims of contemporary technology and to re-open the right way to the spiritual view of the order of nature, constructed over centuries within the cosmologies and sacred sciences of the good traditions. every one culture, Nasr indicates, has a wealth of information and event about the order of nature. The resuscitation of this information, he argues, may permit religions everywhere in the globe to counterpoint one another and cooperate to heal the injuries inflicted upon the Earth.

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