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TEDxCapeTown-Anthony Turton-Reinventing Uncivilisation

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Published on May 3, 2011

In the current world view, nature is seen to be chaotic and destructive. Descartes spoke of being the master and owner of Nature. To him, Nature was a problem - something to be "owned" and "tamed". Tony asks us to reinvent uncivilization, not as a mutant of the current barbaric form of what we call "civilization", based on the control of Nature; but rather as a form of peaceful coexistence between Homo sapiens and the environment. Our significance as human beings derives from being part of Nature, rather than being a master and owner of Nature.

Anthony Turton is a thought leader interested in solving seemingly intractible problems. He is the author of Shaking Hands with Billy and was the SAB Environmentalist of the Year (2010).

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