"Sacred Ecology, Tacit Knowledge and the Kyoto Accord, A Necessary Unity? Or Revamped Animism?", Peter Harries-Jones, York University, March 10, 2003
A discussion at York University, Monday, March 10, 2003, 4:30 pm ET
This colloquium by Peter Harries-Jones was posted as a York University event, with the following abstract:
- The Kyoto Accord has prompted a new holism in anthropology which is sacramental in kind and moves in direction quite opposite to the reductionism of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology. Its major themes will be presented around the recent provocative theses of Tim Ingold, enlarging upon the necessary unity of mind and nature proposed by an anthropological ancestor, Gregory Bateson. Specifically the talk discusses themes of mind/nature and perception; the model of developmental biology as opposed to genetics as the definitive link between cultural anthropology and biology; and validation of a knowledge-practice-belief complex (tacit knowledge) of "traditional" societies in ecological issues both local and global.
This digest was put on the Systemic Business web site in March 2003. In conversation with Peter Harries-Jones, the paper is now available directly from him, and he would prefer web surfers to copy him directly for a copy, rather than relying on a second-hand interpretation.