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By Eric Katz

during this vital and unique interdisciplinary paintings, famous environmental thinker Eric Katz explores technology’s function in dominating either nature and humanity. He argues that know-how dominates, and consequently destroys, the wildlife; it dominates, and as a result destroys, serious points of human existence and society. know-how factors an estrangement from nature, and hence a lack of which means in human existence. therefore, people lose the facility to make ethical and social offerings; they lose the ability to regulate their lives. Katz’s argument innovatively connects exact parts of concept: the basic target of the Holocaust, together with Nazi environmental coverage, to heal the degenerate parts of society; and the plan to heal degraded ordinary 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 improvement of a know-how that doesn't dominate and damage 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 a logo of freedom and ethical goodness. In Katz’s argument, the tree represents a loose and self reliant nature, proof against 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 robust narrative of historic truth and deeply own lived experience.

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