Facilitating eco-logical futures through postformal poetic ecosophy
Hampson, GP 2010, 'Facilitating eco-logical futures through postformal poetic ecosophy', Futures, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 1064-172.
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A perspective is given regarding global mindset change: two key interrelated features underlying late modernity – economism and modern atomism – are critically contrasted with three key interrelated features underlying prospective “eco-logical” futures, namely, ecosophy, postformal thinking, and poetics. From a transdisciplinary or complex-integrative perspective, both economism and modern atomism are identified as suffering “economies of truth” whilst postformal poetic ecosophy is identified as involving “complexities of truth” – a better fit for an eco-logical future. The desirability of the following hierarchies is indicated: that the archetype of economy be aptly embraced by ecosophy, formal by postformal, and prosaics by poetics.