Does Intensive Morphogenesis Foster Human Capacities or Liabilities

Published on Jan 1, 2017
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-49469-2_6
Margaret S. Archer27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Warw.: University of Warwick)
Ontogenetically every newborn human has to establish satisfactory and sustainable relations with the three orders of natural reality: Nature, the Practical Order and the Social Order if they are to survive and thrive. Each order has changed greatly since c. 1980 and exacerbates our liabilities: Climate Change threatens humanity with finitude, the Imperative for Growth with commodification, and the expressivism encouraged by the digital surfeit discourages subjects’ commitment to enduring concerns. Their conjunction inhibits the collective generation of relational goods that could promote Eudaimonia amongst humankind.
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