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Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Dan McKanan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290051
eISBN:
9780520964389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For the past century, initiatives inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy have contributed to the evolution of environmental activism. Steiner’s 1924 course of lectures on agriculture initiated ... More


Fruit: The Broader Ecology of Camphill

Dan McKanan

in Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290051
eISBN:
9780520964389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290051.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Anthroposophy’s contribution to environmentalism is evident not only in biodynamic agriculture and green banking but also across the spectrum of anthroposophical initiatives. One of the most holistic ... More


Ecology: The Boundaries of Anthroposophy

Dan McKanan

in Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290051
eISBN:
9780520964389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290051.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Anthroposophy occupies a distinct ecological niche within the broader environmental movement. Its commitment to Goetheanism sets it apart from academic science; its understanding of social justice ... More


Evolution: Anthroposophy’s Gifts to the Environmental Movement

Dan McKanan

in Eco-Alchemy: Anthroposophy and the History and Future of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520290051
eISBN:
9780520964389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290051.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Anthroposophy, with its alchemical emphasis on the balancing of polarities, brings several gifts to the ongoing evolution of the environmental movement. These gifts include a cosmic holism that ... More


The Stars Come Down to Frozen Earth: Border Science in the Third Reich

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks systemically at the application of the ‘border sciences’ promoted by many Nazis, including astrology, World Ice Theory, and ‘biodynamic’ agriculture, between 1933 and 1941. In ... More


Saving Europe from Itself: Weil’s Enracinement and Heidegger’s Bodenständigkeit

Christy Wampole

in Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226317656
eISBN:
9780226317793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317793.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with the Querelle du Peuplier, a debate between Maurice Barrès and André Gide, which gave voice to anti-Semitic, anti-intellectual, and anti-cosmopolitan tensions in France. From ... More


Pioneering in Food and Energy

Geoffrey Jones

in Profits and Sustainability: A History of Green Entrepreneurship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198706977
eISBN:
9780191840340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198706977.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter examines the pioneering green entrepreneurs in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who emerged in natural food and wind and solar energy. They were not conservationists but ... More


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