Review: Hull, Infinite Nature
The New Scientist recently praised R. Bruce Hull’s Infinite Nature. From the review by Michael Bond: "In this intelligent, passionate, beautifully written book, Bruce Hull digs into the complexities and prejudices in our attitudes to the natural world. His message? What nature can teach us depends on what we want to learn from it. Environmental fundamentalists are as damaging as their religious counterparts. It is time to accept and deal with the plurality of perspectives."
In this impassioned and judicious work, R. Bruce Hull argues that environmentalism will never achieve its goals unless it sheds its fundamentalist logic. The movement is too bound up in polarizing ideologies that pit humans against nature, conservation against development, and government regulation against economic growth. Only when we acknowledge the infinite perspectives on how people should relate to nature will we forge solutions that are respectful to both humanity and the environment.
Read an essay by the author.