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Ursula Goodenough
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Duane — You write: “the catastrophic consequences for the Earth that are being fostered by the scientific–and social–paradigm of materialism.” 

 

Again consulting wiki, one finds: “Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are the result of material interactions.”

 

Is it your position that  the “living systems perspective” stands in contrast to materialism? Negates materialism? If so, where do the materials that constitute organisms leave off? Are you saying that the “consciousness” of organisms, let alone the universe, is non-material? If so, then what is it instead?

 

Thanks!