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The Domination of Nature

Leiss, William
Resource Type:  Book

Leiss relates environmental concerns back to the fundamental problem of man's domination of his fellow man. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of the relationship between humanity and nature.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Part 1: In Pursuit of an Idea: Historical Perspectives
i) The Cunning of Unreason
ii) Mythical, Religious, and Philosophical Roots
iii) Francis Bacon
iv) The Seventeenth Century and After
Part 2: Science, Technology and the Domination of Nature
i) Science and Domination
ii) Science and Nature
iii) Technology and Domination
iv) The Liberation of Nature?
Appendix - Technological Rationality: Marcuse and His Critics
Notes and References
List of Works Cited


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