Gaian Systems: Lynn Margulis, Neocybernetics, and the End of the Anthropocene

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Abstract

<i>Gaian Systems</i> follows the thread of Gaia discourse centered on James Lovelock’s and Lynn Margulis’s Gaia writings, giving special attention to Margulis’s contributions. It unfolds a new post-disciplinary history of Gaia: the systems counterculture nurtured by the <i>Whole Earth Catalog</i> champions the Gaia hypothesis and deepens Gaia theory in ways that still provide a foundational set of conceptual leads for Gaian thought. <u>Three unique features:</u> A sharp focus on the science of Lynn Margulis in the context of her seminal collaboration with James Lovelock on the development of the Gaia concept; An original critical discussion of Gaia theory’s intersections with neocybernetic systems theory; An exclusive look at multiple items of Margulis’s unpublished Gaia correspondence.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
StatePublished - Sep 24 2020

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