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Does It Matter ?
Essays On Man's Relation to Materiality

CDN Retail: $21.50
Product Code: 9781577315858
Author: Watts, Alan
Vendor: New World


  Does It Matter presents Alan Watts's thoughts on the problem of humankind's relationship to its environment. He argues that contemporary people confuse symbols with reality, preferring money to wealth and 'eating the menu instead of the dinner.' Focusing on numbers, concepts, and technology, he says, makes us increasingly unconscious of nature and of our total dependence on air, water, plants, animals, insects, and bacteria. We have hallucinated the notion that the 'external' world is a cluster of objects separate from ourselves, that we encounter it rather than come out of it. Consequently, he claims, humanity is fouling its own nest and is in imminent danger of self-obliteration.