Industrialism and the fragmentation of temporal structure

KIDNER, D.W., 2004. Industrialism and the fragmentation of temporal structure. Environmental Ethics, 26 (2), pp. 135-153. ISSN 0163-4275

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Abstract

Industrialism's assimilation of the natural world has developed over centuries through complex hierarchies of effects involving ecological, cultural and psychological dimensions. One of the consequences of this assimilation, I argue, is the fragmentation of the temporal structure of the world, and its replacement by a short-term logic that also infects human subjectivity. Because of this fragmentation, the healing of the natural world cannot be realised either simply or directly, and effective action will require us to locate our immediate objectives within a recovered longer-term vision of a healthy natural world.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Environmental Ethics
Creators: Kidner, D.W.
Publisher: Environmental Philosophy Inc., University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, TX
Date: 2004
Volume: 26
Number: 2
ISSN: 0163-4275
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17522

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