HOLISM AND SUSTAINABILITY: LESSONS FROM JAPAN

@inproceedings{Kalland2002HOLISMAS,
  title={HOLISM AND SUSTAINABILITY: LESSONS FROM JAPAN},
  author={A. Kalland},
  year={2002}
}
It is often claimed that environmental problems facing the world today can be attributed to dualism and anthropocentrism rooted in Christianity. Hence, it is argued that a solution to these problems can be sought in holism and ecocentrism inherent in non-western thought. Native American and Asian religions have in particular been heralded as potential sources of inspiration. Using Japan as a case, this paper challenges this view, arguing that religions are not coherent constructions and that… Expand
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