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Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure, and Other Essays

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In "Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure, and Other Essays", Edward Carpenter offers a thought-provoking exploration of the roots of modern civilisation and suggests possible solutions to the problems it has caused. The essays cover a range of topics, from the impact of industrialisation on society to the alienation of humans from nature.

Carpenter's writing is both insightful and persuasive, as he makes a compelling case for reevaluating our current societal systems and values. He argues that the pursuit of material wealth and power has led to the degradation of both individuals and the environment, and calls for a return to more humane and sustainable ways of living.

While some of Carpenter's ideas may seem idealistic or difficult to implement, his passion and conviction shine through in his writing. The essays in this collection are a valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion about the future of civilisation and offer a refreshing perspective on the issues facing our world today.

Overall, "Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure, and Other Essays" is a thought-provoking and timely read that will appeal to anyone interested in social justice, environmentalism, or alternative modes of living. Edward Carpenter's ideas are sure to spark important conversations and inspire readers to consider new ways of approaching the challenges of our modern world.

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This publication, by English utopian socialist Edward Carpenter, describes civilisation as a sort of disease with which humanity is afflicted. Alongside this influential publication , are compiled other essays: Modern Science: A Criticism; The Science of the Future: A Forecast; Defence of Criminals: A Criticism of Morality; Exfoliation: Lamarck versus Darwin; Custom; A Rational and Humane Science; and The New Morality, plus Appendices . - Summary by Jake Malizia


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