Book Review: Biopoetics

Biopoetics: Towards and Existential Ecology by Andreas Weber connects our human experience with a scientific understanding of life. A major limitation of conventional scientific objectivity is the exclusion of the first-person subjective perspective. Rational thinking has omitted the rationality of the living body. Andreas Weber proposes an existential poetics for living systems: 1) Perception and […]

Book Review: Biology of Wonder

Andreas Weber writes in Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling and the Metamorphosis of Science that the more technology allows us to study life, the stronger the evidence of life’s complexity and intelligence becomes. For two hundred years, biology made no major efforts to answer what life really is. Most biologists assumed organisms to be tiny […]

Book Review: Matter and Desire

Andreas Weber pursues an ambitious goal with Matter & Desire: An Erotic Ecology. He investigates the principles of reality that we experience and are part of through a science of the heart. It became clear to Weber that we need to completely rethink how we understand life and its significance. It also means that we […]

Book Review: Enlivenment

Enlivenment: Towards a fundamental shift in the concepts of nature, culture and politics by Andreas Weber is an e-book published by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung which can be downloade here. Andreas Weber sees Enlivenment as a way to move beyond Enlightenment. Enlivenment is a way to acknowledge the deeply creative processes embodied in all living […]

Andreas Weber on erotic, poetic, and existential ecology

Introduction Andreas Weber is a biologist, philosopher, and author. He is one of the most interesting authors I have read lately. This is a review of Andreas Weber’s essay Enlivenment (Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2013), and books Matter & Desire (Chelsey Green Publishing Company, 2014), Biology of Wonder (New Society Publishing, 2016), and Biopoetics (Springer, 2016). […]

Henri Bortoft’s Schumacher Lectures 2009

Simon Robinson shares Henri Bortoft’s 2009 Schumacher College Lectures on his blog Transition Consciousness: Making the transition to a better world. Below is an overview of all the lectures with links to Simon Robinson’s introductions to each lecture. Lecture Theme Introduction YouTube Introduction to the lectures Link 1 Wholeness Link Link 2.1 Belonging together Link […]

Henri Bortoft on seeing life itself

Seeing is the thing! Simon Robinson is shares Henri Bortoft’s 2009 Schumacher College lectures on his blog Transition Consciousness: Making the transition to a better world. The following is a transcript of Henri Boroft’s Lecture Four, Part Three, from 12:20 to 16:05, where Bortoft talks about seeing life itself, comparing Darwin with Goethe. I have […]

Retrospektiv 2019-02

Detta är en återblick på veckan. Till att börja med fullföljde jag Kelvy Birds (@kelvy_bird) utmaning från förra veckan att tweeta framsidan av sju böcker som jag tycker om. En bok som jag verkligen tycker om är Michael Jones Artful Leadership. Michael är ledarskapskonsult, men också musiker och kompositör. Musik, liksom ledarskap, är som bäst […]