Many people are concerned about the environment today, yet we know that our lifestyles contribute to environmental destruction. Kenneth Worthy, an environmental scholar and author of Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide between People and the Environment, explains why the disconnections running through modern life lead us to make harmful choices every day. Separated from nature and from the consequences of our actions, we can no longer be fully ethical beings who align our values with our actions. Ken will talk about how we can re-establish contact with the natural world, learn more about how industry remolds nature on our behalf, and begin to reclaim our full humanity. Traditional Balinese culture can inspire us with its examples, including its intensively holistic metaphysics that can heal the destructive divides in modern Western philosophy and psychology.
“A superbly written clarion call to reformat our lifestyles and embrace a deeper connection with the living world.”
—Booklist, August 1, 2013