Saturday, October 13, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Preservation, Nature, hybris…

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Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-10-13]: Reducing the risk of extinction for threatened species and establishing protected areas for nature will cost the world over $76bn dollars annually. [source: BBC News] One does not know what to admire first here. The misery of our monomania to measure everything with money, our illusion that we can actually “destroy” Nature or the calculation which wants the preservation of Nature be less costly than the bailout of an EU member?

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