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Plato's Revenge Politics in the Age of Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0262525283

ISBN-13: 9780262525282

Edition: 2011

Authors: William Ophuls

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In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from aradical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an industrialTitanic, fueled by rapidly depleting stocks of fossil hydrocarbons. Making thedeck chairs from recyclable materials and feeding the boilers with biofuels is futile. In the end,the ship is doomed by the laws of thermodynamics and by the implacable biological and geologicallimits that are already beginning to pinch. Ophuls warns us that we are headed for a postindustrialfuture that, however technologically sophisticated, will resemble the preindustrial past in manyimportant respects. With Plato's Revenge, Ophuls, author of Ecology andthe…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Samantha MacBride teaches at Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs and is a professional in local waste governance.William Ophuls is the author of the award-winning Ecology and the Politics ofScarcity and Requiem for Modern Politics.