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Throughout his life, prophetic American philosopher Murray Bookchin created social ecology as a comprehensive social program for the challenges of our present era. Through tireless teaching, speaking, organizing, and writing, Bookchin presented a humanist vision of ecology based on community, direct democracy, and the better promises of the Enlightenment, showing how we could transform our society into one that is free and egalitarian.
Enlightenment and Ecology is an international collection of commemorative essays by scholars and activists who have each incorporated the ideas of social ecology into their own work. This book also examines how the Kurdish freedom movement is using the Bookchin’s utopian ideas. In a time of urgent need for radical change, these essays provide both precious historical lessons and a transformative road map.
About the Author
Vincent Gerber is the author of several articles and two books in French on social ecology, including Murray Bookchin et l’écologie sociale. He's the founder of the website ‘Ecologie Sociale.ch’, which gathers all material on social ecology that is available in French. Living in Geneva, he works in a social housing cooperative. Bruce Wilson is an independent medical and science writer and editor living in Québec, Canada.