Wednesday, 24 March 2010

an unexamined prejudice

The Ecologist runs an extract from a new essay about art and climate change by Jay Griffiths, author of Wild - An Elemental Journey.  In the essay, Griffiths argues that for most of human history culture has been rooted in nature (cultus means cultivation):

The unexamined prejudice against nature within aesthetics will come to seem as vacuous and cruel as racism or sexism for, despite the pretence that culture is antagonistic to nature, it never really has been.

(Ht: bridgetmck)

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