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New Book by Lisa Sideris

Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World


In Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World, Lisa Sideris presents a searing critique of the new cosmology movement’s anthropocentric vision of the world.

She argues that, rather than cultivating a philosophy of respect for nature, the new cosmology encourages hubris, uncritical reverence for science, and apathy towards the nonhuman realm.

Drawing on our encounters with the natural world, Sideris reveals how a transformative a sense of wonder can foster environmental attitudes that will protect our planet from ecological collapse for years to come.