Parallax of Growth: The Philosophy of Ecology and Economy by Ole Bjerg

By Ole Bjerg

Parallax of Growth explores the information of financial system and ecology and the standards that experience placed them on a collision direction. Bjerg argues that our present mode of monetary association is characterised by means of an inherent ?debt drive?, wherein the production of cash in the course of the issuance of industrial financial institution credits has locked our financial system right into a vicious circle of pressured progress and lengthening debt.

Parallax of Growth isn't really a list of recommendations to the ecological or the industrial obstacle. The booklet goals to shift the inquiry from ?what lets do?? to ?why have we now not already performed it?? with the intention to handle the demanding situations of our modern instances of obstacle, we have to know how the assumption of development is deeply ingrained within the ideology in addition to the association of our society. The booklet goals to open the gap for philosophical brooding about this significant factor.

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First published in 2016 by Polity Press Polity Press 65 Bridge Street Cambridge CB2 1UR, UK Polity Press 350 Main Street Malden, MA 02148, USA All rights reserved. Except for the quotation of short passages for the purpose of criticism and review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-0623-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-0624-8(pb) A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

While competition may seem to be the source of immediate struggle and imbalance, it is in the longer run the source of balance. The competitive forces inherent in nature thus render divine providence unnecessary as a variable in the explanation of the balance of nature. Within the field of economics, we can track a similar development. While the theological connotations in Smith's notion of the invisible hand are still open to interpretation, his successors in the so-called school of classical economics, including David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill and even Karl Marx, work to develop a concept of the market in which productivity and growth are facilitated by forces more genuinely inherent in the market itself.

The hypothesis that we shall be proposing is that ultimately ecology is an account of the world without human subjects. In turn, economy is ultimately an account of the world where the human subject is reduced to an individual consumer that is then posed as the measure of every object in the world. In the shift between these two perspectives, the parallax real of the eco emerges as something that is simultaneously too objective and too subjective. Žižek's reference to Adorno may help illustrate this.

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