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Far from (The Sense of) Equilibrium: Some Cognitive Aspects of Our Way of Life in the Present Era

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Abstract: One of the most interesting concepts of our modernity belongs to the ecology - considering the scenario where we are, and the crisis not only economic that we live. The ecology is often a discipline among the others, following an anthropocentric vision where the Mankind is, more or less consciously, on the top respect to all the others species, and overall quite out of the ecosystem.The fundamental value of the ecosystem for the life is at least underestimated or leave to the tv documentaries, in which often the main argument is the risk of extinction of some kind of animal; some fragile ecosystem and so on – in any case: far from our everyday life.In last two centuries, the Mankind has deeply modified the life environment - and this happens with an intensity so high that the scientists (ecologists, anthropologists and so on) have named this period Anthropocene, a pretentious name probably for the shortest era in the history of our planet.In contrast with the concept of "superficial ecology " that is still, like a silent background, at the basis to the book "Limits To Growth "(however fundamental), commissioned, at early 70 in the last century, by Aurelio Peccei.A study in which the role of Mankind was at the top of the evolutionary chain, both to the capacity of determining the own destiny (and for the others species) and for the vision, that is still now, anthropocentric. A vision to forget if we want to have more possibilities of surviving on the planet.

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