By John Bellamy Foster
Progress calls for the conquest of nature. Or does it? This startling new account overturns traditional interpretations of Marx and within the procedure outlines a extra rational method of the present environmental crisis.
Marx, it is usually assumed, cared simply approximately commercial progress and the improvement of monetary forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's ignored writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary concept. He indicates that Marx, referred to as a robust critic of capitalist society, used to be additionally deeply enthusiastic about the altering human dating to nature.
Marx's Ecology covers many different thinkers, together with Epicurus, Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Ludwig Feuerbach, P. J. Proudhon, and William Paley.
By reconstructing a materialist belief of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism wide-spread within the sleek eco-friendly stream, pointing towards a style that provides extra lasting and sustainable options to the ecological crisis.