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By Eric Katz

during this very important and unique interdisciplinary paintings, recognized environmental thinker Eric Katz explores technology’s function in dominating either nature and humanity. He argues that expertise dominates, and consequently destroys, the wildlife; it dominates, and consequently destroys, serious features of human lifestyles and society. expertise factors an estrangement from nature, and hence a lack of that means in human existence. accordingly, people lose the ability to make ethical and social offerings; they lose the facility to regulate their lives. Katz’s argument innovatively connects special parts of inspiration: the elemental target of the Holocaust, together with Nazi environmental coverage, to heal the degenerate components of society; and the plan to heal degraded common platforms 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 advance of a know-how that doesn't dominate and smash yet as an alternative promotes autonomy and freedom. Anne Frank, a sufferer of Nazi ideology and motion, observed the titular tree at the back of her mystery annex as a logo of freedom and ethical goodness. In Katz’s argument, the tree represents a unfastened and self reliant nature, immune to human keep an eye on and domination. Anne Frank’s Tree is rooted in an empirical method of philosophy, seating advanced moral principles in an available and robust narrative of old truth and deeply own lived experience.

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