(Chief Luther Standing Bear)
'On the Origin of Beauty: Ecophilosophy in the Light of Traditional Wisdom'
By John Griffin
In the light of the looming ecological crisis facing the world today, much of the stunning beauty of the natural world is being lost forever. On the Origin of Beauty seeks to confront this crisis through a philosophical enquiry into our perception of natural beauty. Through discussions of numerous fields including the philosophy of science, environmental ethics, rationalism, and Eastern and Western religion, Griffin asserts that Beauty itself may be the catalyst needed to save the globe from destruction.