Nature, Culture: Trajecting Beyond Modern Dualism

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Augustin BERQUE


Modern dualism, opposing the subject to the object, and therefore culture to nature, has made possible modern science and technology, and consequently modern civilization, but it has eventually produced an unsustainable world, which progressively destroys its own basement: the Earth. In order to survive, we have to overcome dualism, but is that rationally possible?Making use of the concepts oftrajection and trajective chains, this paper shows that not only concrete reality is trajective(neither purely objective nor purely subjective), but that modern physics itself has come to this evidence. Accordingly, beyond the abstraction of dualism, we have to conceive of reality anew, including in the field of the natural sciences.



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