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Natural: How Faith in Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads,Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science

Author: Alan Levinovitz.

Natural: How Faith in Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads,Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science

Author: Alan Levinovitz.

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Item #: D32919
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Beacon
ISBN: 9780807002865
People love what's natural; it's the best way to eat, the best way to parent, even the best way to act—all as nature intended. Appeals to the wisdom of nature are among the most powerful arguments in the history of human thought, yet Nature (with a capital N) and natural goodness are not objective or scientific. Here religion scholar Alan Levinovitz de... More
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People love what's natural; it's the best way to eat, the best way to parent, even the best way to act—all as nature intended. Appeals to the wisdom of nature are among the most powerful arguments in the history of human thought, yet Nature (with a capital N) and natural goodness are not objective or scientific. Here religion scholar Alan Levinovitz demonstrates that these beliefs are actually spiritual ones, and highlights the many dangers of substituting simple myths for complicated realities, while suggesting that we can love nature without worshipping it.


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