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The Self Delusion by Tom Oliver review - how we are connected and why that matters

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Forget the idea that humans are independent individuals. We need to grasp that we're parts of ecosystems Should we try to think of ourselves not as individuals but as parts of the physical and cultural ecosystem? Tom Oliver, an ecologist specialising in land use, the climate crisis and biodiversity, believes we need a major shift in that direction. His view is that science now demands this change, and that only by making it will we become capable of responding to global warming and a host of other problems. The idea of the self as a relatively closed system is a delusion that has often...
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