The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community

The Ecology of Law Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental economic and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview Capra a

  • Title: The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community
  • Author: Fritjof Capra Ugo Mattei
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern science, the law can becomThe Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern science, the law can become an integral part of bringing about a better world, rather than facilitating its destruction This is the first book to trace the fascinating parallel history of law and science from antiquity to modern times, showing how the two disciplines have always influenced each other until recently In the past few decades, science has shifted from seeing the natural world as a kind of cosmic machine best understood by analyzing each cog and sprocket to a systems perspective that views the world as a vast network of fluid communities and studies their dynamic interactions The concept of ecology exemplifies this approach But law is stuck in the old mechanistic paradigm the world is simply a collection of discrete parts, and ownership of these parts is an individual right, protected by the state Capra and Mattei show that this has led to overconsumption, pollution, and a general disregard on the part of the powerful for the common good Capra and Mattei outline the basic concepts and structures of a legal order consistent with the ecological principles that sustain life on this planet This is a profound and visionary reconceptualization of the very foundations of the Western legal system, a kind of Copernican revolution in the law, with profound implications for the future of our planet.

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    1. İsmi çok ilgi çekiciydi, hukuk da ekoloji de benim kişisel olarak ilgilendiğim alanlardı ve iki yazar bu disiplinlerin birleştirilebileceğini iddia ediyorlardı. Kitabın başında bilim ve hukuk arasındaki ilişkiyi anlatacaklarını ve sürdürülebilir bir yaşam için, ekolojinin korunması için hukukta ekolojik bir devrim yapılması gerektiği ve hukuk anlayışının baştan aşağı değişmesi gerektiğini ve eko-hukuk denen bir kavramın hayata geçmesi gerektiğini ve bunun [...]

    2. This was definitely one of the most interesting books that I have read. The Ecology Of Law brings about an important point that we as humans need to examine in order to ensure our long-term survival. As the authors point out, there have been many movements, large and small, that are helping to bring us closer to an ecoliterate society. I believe that this revolution is bound to happen, however, at this current pace, it may be too late by the time it actually does. Therefore, we must all do our p [...]

    3. Bir bilimci ile bir hukukçunun bir araya gelerek doğa, toplum ve hukuk hakkında bir kitap yazabileceğini çoğumuz aklımıza bile getirmeyiz. Ancak Fritjof Capra ve Ugo Mattei'nin Hukukun Ekolojisi ile yaptıkları tam olarak bu. Yazarlar, kitapta ilk olarak, şu an bizim yan yana getirmekte zorlandığımız iki alanın, bilim ile hukukun, aslında çok yakın geçmişe kadar birbirine paralel ilerlediğini, bilimsel düşünce ile hukuk düşüncesinin sürekli etkileşim hâlinde olduğu [...]

    4. Good, quick, easy read, but too superficial to recommend wholeheartedly.The science history portions outlined the emergence of the Cartesian/Newtonian mechanistic worldview, and it's overturn by 20th century advances in quantum theory, relativity, and chaos/complexity.This material is a much watered-down version of Capra's excellent 'Systems View of Life' which I would recommend instead. Some tenuous parallels are drawn to the history of law, which was new to me but left me wanting more depth.Th [...]

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