Nautilus Award Gold Medal Winner, Ecology & Environment
In clever and surprising ways, Weber recognises that love – the impulse to establish connections, to intermingle, to weave our existence poetically together with that of other beings – is a foundational principle of reality. The fact that we disregard this principle lies at the core of a global crisis of meaning that plays out in the avalanche of species loss and in our belief that the world is a dead mechanism controlled through economic efficiency.
Although rooted in scientific observation, Matter and Desire becomes a tender philosophy for the Anthropocene, a “poetic materialism,” that closes the gap between mind and matter. Ultimately, Weber discovers, in order to save life on Earth – and our own meaningful existence as human beings – we must learn to love.
Chelsea Green Publishing
Paperback, 235 pages.