PLANETARY CRISIS: THE APPROACHES FOR ITS UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING CONSIDERING NEW SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL CONCEPTIONS

Authors

  • João Alberto Ramos Batanolli Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense
  • Geraldo Milioli Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820160072

Keywords:

planetary crisis; modernity; new paradigms.

Abstract

This article intends to, at first, support the existence of a global crisis as a single phenomenon, characterized as civilizational emergency, through the many authors from different areas of knowledge whose findings and reflections lead to the same sense: there is indeed an emergent situation whose symptoms manifest in various segments of human activity on the planet. From there, we seek the existence of a causal relationship between the crisis and modern society (scientific, rationalistic, industrial). Then we seek to answer the good question: from where and how was the construction of this mentality which in turn engendered a paradigm, a worldview, a base of assumptions scientific and tacitly accepted that underlie the culture and dominant Western lifestyle that for everything proves itself unsustainable. Then, by four authors, heralds of new scientific approaches, we achieve to show where science itself is unveiling a new paradigm that extends this dominant view and opens new horizons for our understanding of nature and man from the perspective of sustainable practices where culture and nature are not in contradictory positions. Complexity, systemic thinking, holistic vision and transdisciplinarity are the doors that open and lead us to this new possibility of man facing the impasse he created.

Published

2016-12-30

How to Cite

Batanolli, J. A. R., & Milioli, G. (2016). PLANETARY CRISIS: THE APPROACHES FOR ITS UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING CONSIDERING NEW SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL CONCEPTIONS. Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (Online), (42), 37–55. https://doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820160072