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Rośliny - nowe wizje i praktyki społeczne.
Plants - new visions and social practices.

Author(s): Marek Styczyński
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury
Keywords: plants; trees; Peter Wohlleben; permaculture; Bill Mollison; permanent agriculture; J. Russell Smith

Summary/Abstract: New (for the West) visions of plants are based on scientific discoveries and on philosophical reflection which shows how the to-date research of plants were burdened with models of culture that required confirmation from life sciences). The selectively treated examples from the plant world (trees, forest environments) consolidated the general belief which places the plant world on the border of the so-called inanimate nature, also an archaic cultural construct present almost exclusively in the Western ideology. The difficulties in understanding all mechanisms of the life of trees stem, inter alia, from their longevity, size, poorly studied physiology and reproduction. The basic barrier to knowing plants is the destruction of their natural habitats and adult forms which (tress in particular) are reduced to a small age range at which they are cut down for economic purposes.

  • Issue Year: XXXIII/2017
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 16-21
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish