Conservation is at the heart of conservatism. And the root of our contemporary ecological crisis is a careless, profligate mode of relating to the world; Francis Bacon would be proud of our current disposition as tormentors of nature. Conservatism’s stance toward the natural world, and the ecological crisis, sets it apart from the other philosophies and ideologies attempting to address this problem…
In my most recent essay, published 15 April 2019 at Front Porch Republic, I offer an examination of the ecological crisis from aesthetic, moral, and theological considerations in contrast to the usual technological, scientific, and object-oriented view. Read it here: Conservatism and the Ecological Crisis, Front Porch Republic.
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