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By Eric Katz

during this very important and unique interdisciplinary paintings, famous environmental thinker Eric Katz explores technology’s position in dominating either nature and humanity. He argues that know-how dominates, and for that reason destroys, the flora and fauna; it dominates, and for that reason destroys, serious facets of human lifestyles and society. expertise motives an estrangement from nature, and therefore a lack of that means in human existence. for this reason, people lose the ability to make ethical and social offerings; they lose the facility to regulate their lives. Katz’s argument innovatively connects precise parts of proposal: the basic target of the Holocaust, together with Nazi environmental coverage, to heal the degenerate parts of society; and the plan to heal degraded traditional structures that informs the modern environmental coverage of ‘ecological restoration’. In either arenas of ‘healing’, Katz argues that technological forces force motion, whereas domination emerges because the winning ideology. Katz’s paintings is a plea for the advance of a expertise that doesn't dominate and spoil yet as an alternative promotes autonomy and freedom. Anne Frank, a sufferer of Nazi ideology and motion, observed the titular tree at the back of her mystery annex as an emblem of freedom and ethical goodness. In Katz’s argument, the tree represents a loose and self sustaining nature, immune to human keep an eye on and domination. Anne Frank’s Tree is rooted in an empirical method of philosophy, seating advanced moral rules in an obtainable and strong narrative of ancient truth and deeply own lived experience.

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