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The first issue of The Ecological Citizen has just gone live --



It's a newly founded peer-reviewed journal of ecocentric thought, based in the UK. Full disclosure: I have an article, "The Twilight of Anthropocentrism," in this issue -- but there's also a lot of other interesting stuff in it.

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Date: 2017-07-04 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] danielnajib
Just downloaded the first issue from their website! Quickly browsing the table of contents, I also saw the intriguing article: "The affliction of human supremacy" by Eileen Crist. Sounds promising. Can't wait to dig into it once the post-Indepdenance Day hotdog and burger haze fades away.

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Date: 2017-07-04 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dufu
JMG, this is one of my favorite articles from you in months! You should really link to it properly!

http://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/pdfs/v01n1-13.pdf

What really gets me excited about this one is the hints in it towards "how shall we live" -- or rather, "how shall we envision living in the future". Lovecraft writes:
Pessimists are just as illogical as optimists; insomuch as both envisage the aims of mankind as unified, and as having a direct relationship (either of frustration or of fulfillment) to the inevitable flow of terrestrial motivation and events.
So, is it possible that in the near future we will escape "there is no alternative" neoliberalism, and a new collection of ideas, not necessarily even anthropocentric, will occupy our religious and political discussions? Perhaps it is not only plausible, but likely!

Personally, I would be happy just to be able to have more meaningful discussions. It doesn't matter to me if I'll be talking with Lovecraft or Jeffers, Mishima or Marx. Any of them would be pretty cool actually.
Edited Date: 2017-07-04 11:40 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-07-05 03:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jjensenii
Just read through your article. Interesting stuff. I'll have to follow up on Robinson Jeffers; I'd never heard of him and "inhumanism" has a nice ring to it.

The issue of ethnocentrism vs. anthropocentrism vs. ecocentrism seems like it would tie in with a series of posts I'm planning for my journal. I've had a nagging feeling that there was an angle I was still missing and needed to find before the series really fell into place; this could be it.

Happy 4th of July, by the way! I'm curious what the festivities were like in East Providence.

Impressive!

Date: 2017-07-05 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] drhooves
Tons of info, free, call for volunteers, etc.

Here's the link - google is my friend.

http://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/

New journal

Date: 2017-07-05 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Read the introduction - that looks a really interesting publication! I might have to write something, since it will "count" for work ;-)

Cheers,
Graeme

Ecocentrism

Date: 2017-07-05 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That is a very fine article, JMG. Thanks for making us aware that it is on line. Ecosophia, Ecocentrism, Anthropolatry...you are bringing many not so familiar terms into the mainstream. Thanks for all you do, mac

The Ecological Citizen

Date: 2017-07-05 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] collapsenc
Thanks for the heads up on this new publication. I'm reading over it now, lots of thought provoking info!

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Date: 2017-07-06 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
John Michael,

On a similar subject in different key: you may find Eugene Thacker's review of Mark Fisher's "The Weird and the Eerie" of interest: http://www.boundary2.org/2017/06/eugene-thacker-weird-eerie-and-monstrous-a-review-of-the-weird-and-the-eerie-by-mark-fisher/

Cheers on the new article.

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