Gaia and Philosophy (Terra Ignota #3) (Paperback)

Gaia and Philosophy (Terra Ignota #3) By Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan, Anicka Yi (Illustrator) Cover Image

Gaia and Philosophy (Terra Ignota #3) (Paperback)


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In the 1970s, microbiologist Lynn Margulis and atmospheric chemist James Lovelock developed the Gaia theory. Embracing the circular logic of life and engineering systems, the Gaia theory states that Earth is a self-regulating complex system in which life interacts with and eventually becomes its own environment

Gaia describes a living Earth: a body in the form of a planet. For billions of years, life has created an environment conducive to its continuation, influencing the physical attributes of Earth on a planetary scale. An idea with precedents in natural science and philosophy for millennia, Gaia resonates with the ancient magico-religious understanding that all is one: as above, so below.

Fusing science, mathematics, philosophy, ecology and mythology, Gaia and Philosophy, with a new introduction by Dorion Sagan, challenges Western anthropocentrism to propose a symbiotic planet. In its striking philosophical conclusion, the revolutionary Gaia paradigm holds important implications not only for understanding life's past but for shaping its future.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838003968
ISBN-10: 1838003967
Publisher: Ignota Books
Publication Date: June 30th, 2023
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: Terra Ignota