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By Eric Katz

during this very important and unique interdisciplinary paintings, recognized environmental thinker Eric Katz explores technology’s position in dominating either nature and humanity. He argues that expertise dominates, and accordingly destroys, the wildlife; it dominates, and accordingly destroys, serious elements of human existence and society. know-how factors an estrangement from nature, and hence a lack of that means in human lifestyles. for that reason, people lose the facility to make ethical and social offerings; they lose the ability to manage their lives. Katz’s argument innovatively connects unique components of notion: the basic objective of the Holocaust, together with Nazi environmental coverage, to heal the degenerate components 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 triumphing ideology. Katz’s paintings is a plea for the improvement of a know-how that doesn't dominate and damage yet as a substitute promotes autonomy and freedom. Anne Frank, a sufferer of Nazi ideology and motion, observed the titular tree in the back of her mystery annex as an emblem of freedom and ethical goodness. In Katz’s argument, the tree represents a unfastened and independent nature, proof against human regulate and domination. Anne Frank’s Tree is rooted in an empirical method of philosophy, seating complicated moral rules in an obtainable and strong narrative of ancient truth and deeply own lived experience.

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