Just as rare species are disappearing at an alarming rate, so whole areas of human thought, feeling and sensibility are becoming extinct through the power of an infantalizing mass media and the social exclusion of the old, the young and the unemployed. Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, Guattari argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical approach must be found which respects the differences between all living systems.
A powerful critique of capitalism and a manifesto for a new way of thinking, The Three Ecologies is also an ideal introduction to the work of one of Europe's most radical thinkers. This edition of The Three Ecologies includes a chronology of Guattari's life and work, introductions to both his general philosophy and to the work itself and extended notes to the original text.
"'The Three Ecologies pulls into a concise, passionate weave the manifold lines of thought explored by one of the Twentieth Century's most exuberantly inventive minds. Near the end of his life, at the height of his powers, Guattari finds a new synthesis in "Ecosophy". The Three Ecologies is the single best introduction to Guarrari's unique blend of activist politics and speculative politics.' Brian Massumi"
|Felix Guattari: A Chronolgy|
|Note on the Translation and Acknowledgements|
|The Three Ecologies|
|The Life and Work of Felix Guattari: From Transversality to Ecosophyby Gary Genosko|
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Series: Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 20th October 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition