Contents

I. The Problem of Ecological Design

1. Introduction: The Design of Culture and the Culture of Design 3

2. Human Ecology as a Problem of Ecological Design 13

II. Pathologies and Barriers

3. Slow Knowledge 35

4. Speed 43

5. Verbicide 53

6. Technological Fundamentalism 61

7. Ideasclerosis 68

8. Ideasclerosis, Continued 75

III. The Politics of Design

9. None So Blind: The Problem of Ecological Denial (with David Ehrenfeld) 85

10. Twine in the Baler 91

11. Conservation and Conservatism 97

12. A Politics Worthy of the Name 104

13. The Limits of Nature and the Educational Nature of Limits 118

IV. Design as Pedagogy

14. Architecture and Education 127

15. The Architecture of Science 135

16. 2020: A Proposal 143

17. Education, Careers, and Callings 152

18. A Higher Order of Heroism 160

V. Charity, Wildness, and Children

19. The Ecology of Giving and Consuming 171

20. The Great Wilderness Debate, Again 187

21. Loving Children: The Political Economy of Design 198

Bibliography 221

Index 233

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