Žižek on natural balance

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30 Nov 2009

Slavoj Žižek, a radical Slovenian philosopher, is one of a tiny number of prominent contemporary thinkers who rejects the idea of a natural balance between humanity and nature. The New Statesman has an article summarising his talk on the subject at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London last week.

However, Žižek recoils from following through on the consequences of this insight. When I asked whether the classical humanist project of man taking control over nature should be rehabilitated his response was that this was far too simplistic.

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