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Martin Grassberger - REGENERATIVE

The dawn of a new ecological age

The new paradigm is that of regenerability.

We live in an age where we find ourselves confronted with seemingly insoluble problems, many of them stemming from humanity’s increasing alienation from nature and from ourselves. We cannot hold back this development with sustainability, factual knowledge and technological innovation alone. We are on the verge of a paradigm shift: regenerability. It is nature’s own processes and principles – from the tiniest cells to the biggest ecosystems – that serve as a model here. They are a testament to billions of years of evolution towards self-organised, resilient systems. Human beings, too, are a part of this process. Grassberger shows how a fundamental shift in values can regenerate human health, society and economics, allowing them to thrive long-term.

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304 pages
format:140 x 215
ISBN: 9783701735938
Release date: 22.04.2024

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Unsere Zivilisation sieht sich zunehmend mit ausweglos erscheinenden Krisen konfrontiert, die auf eine fragmentierte, reduktionistisch-mechanistische Sichtweise auf das Leben sowie eine Entfremdung des Menschen von der Natur und von sich selbst zurückzuführen sind. Mit Nachhaltigkeit, Faktenwissen und technischen Innovationen alleine können wir diese degenerative Entwicklung nicht aufhalten.

Die von der Natur gesetzten Rahmenbedingungen sind das Maß aller Dinge und damit auch der Maßstab, nach dem wir uns stets richten sollten. Das erfordert allerdings ein tieferes Verständnis für die Wechselwirkungen und Zusammenhänge innerhalb komplexer Systeme, die Akzeptanz von Unsicherheit und eine respektvolle, demütige Grundhaltung gegenüber den lebendigen Systemen der Biosphäre. Denn komplexe Systeme sind unsere Lebensgrundlage, aber gleichzeitig auch unser größtes Risiko!

Das neue Paradigma lautet: „Regenerativ“. Als Vorbild dienen die Prozesse und Prinzipien der Natur selbst, von der kleinsten Zelle bis zu den großen Ökosystemen. Sie sind Zeugnisse einer Milliarden Jahre andauernden Evolution zu selbstorganisierten, resilienten Systemen. Auch der Mensch ist Teil davon. Grassberger zeigt, wie ein fundamentaler Paradigmenwechsel natürliche Ökosysteme, menschliche Gesundheit, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft regenerieren kann, damit diese langfristig gedeihen können. Denn wenn wir die Art und Weise ändern, wie wir die Dinge betrachten, ändern sich die Dinge, die wir betrachten.

Martin Grassberger

Grassberger was born in 1972 and studied medicine and biology in Vienna. He lectures at the University of Vienna's Faculty for Natural Science and at the Faculty of Medicine of the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, covering the fields of human biology, evolutionary medicine, forensic medicine and pathology. Grassberger is the author of numerous published works and practises regenerative ecological horticulture in Lower Austria. Published by Residenz Verlag: Das leise Sterben (2019).

Gymnasium Gmünd, Gymnasiumstraße 5, 3950 Gmünd

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