The Death of “Nature” — Introduction

The Human Dilemma

Stephen C. Rose

The human dilemma can be stated with stark simplicity. Who and what must we destroy to survive? Nature and we are part of the same system. The difference is we have freedom and power. We can destroy ourselves and all creation, or at least our corner of it.

We all know the drill at some level.

We know that if bird flu shows up among millions of chickens, we will destroy the whole lot.

We know that if we intend to keep eating meat we will kill all the livestock needed to accommodate us.

We can go on and on.

Where Lies Truth?

We are not going to leave nature alone. We can’t. We will do what we decide to do. Whoever makes the decisions wins the narrative.

Who Rules?

The nations and their governments and the corporations and their owners. Call it the Corpocracy.

From place to place, the people, us, mainly via messages.

What Do We Really Want?

We are not we. We are a mix of wants. We need to decide what we want and refine our message. We need to organize around what we want.

What Future Shall We Enable?

We have a basic choice. We can forgo a democratic revolution and cede to the corpocracy the right to call the shots. Or we can determine what we really want and create the democracy we need to give us a voice.

Is Coexistence Necessary?

Absolutely. All the way around. There is no escaping harm. There is no escaping the need to minimize it.

Communities of the Future

We can either be automatons of the corpocracy or self-determining citizens of local democracies worldwide. We will probably be some of both.

Are We Really Responsible?

Yes.

What Does Science Say?

Whatever it says we should heed. Science needs to be beyond the control of the corpocracy. We need to control it and scientific method needs to rule it. Science says that what we decide is what we get.

The Future Self

We have the makings of the future self within us. All we need to do is activate it. Or we can lay back and be spoon fed by the corpocracy.

Under the influence of Charles Sanders Peirce, I have launched an idea called Triadic Philosophy. It is summarized in the Kindle book Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms . A free sample can be accessed by clicking Look Inside.

Triadic Philosophy grew into several more books outlining specific methods of triadic meditation and thinking. “The Death of ‘Nature’ “ is among several follow-up texts that examine expressions of, and propose actions related to, triadic thought.

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