Title

Facilitating eco-logical futures through postformal poetic ecosophy

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Hampson, GP 2010, 'Facilitating eco-logical futures through postformal poetic ecosophy', Futures, vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 1064-172.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.005

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

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.