Feminism and the Mastery of Nature
Publication Year: 1994
Place of Publication: New York
Source ID: shanti-sources-34691
Collection: Contemplation and Ecology
Abstract: Feminism and the Mastery of Nature draws on the feminist critique ofreason to argue that the master form of rationality of western culture has been systematically unable to acknowledge dependency on nature, the sphere of those it has defined as ‘inferior’ others. Because its knowledge of the world is sytematically distorted by the elite domination which has shaped it, the master rationality has developed ‘blind spots’ which may threaten our survival. The future depends increasingly on our ability to create a truly democratic and ecological culture beyond dualism.