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Nature and Experience in the Culture of Delusion

How Industrial Society Lost Touch with Reality


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David W. Kidner
    Pages 1-36
  3. David W. Kidner
    Pages 37-83
  4. David W. Kidner
    Pages 84-99
  5. David W. Kidner
    Pages 100-142
  6. David W. Kidner
    Pages 143-220
  7. David W. Kidner
    Pages 221-282
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 283-327

About this book


While the historical development of symbolic power has benefitted humanity enormously, there is an insidious and seldom recognised price that goes beyond environmental degradation and cultural disintegration. With insights from both social and natural sciences, this book explores the changing character of subjectivity in contemporary life.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

About the authors

David Kidner worked as a process design engineer in the petroleum industry before turning to social science with a PhD in psychology from London University. For the past three decades he has taught critical social science and environmental philosophy in Britain and the USA, and is currently at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is the author of Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity (2001), and numerous academic papers.

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"This is an exceptional resource for the multiple disciplines that are concerned with culture, environment and the future of human kind." - Alan E. Stewart, University of Georgia, US