In occidentalization, i.e. the continuous levelling process aimed at planetary dominion, Serge Latouche identifies the very essence of the Western world. Individualism, universalism, performance, and reproducibility are all factors that define the shape of the process, which reaches its hypostatization when the cult of performance and the consciousness of superiority coincide. In turn, the essence of occidentalization resides in human hýbris towards either natural or rational beings. The remedy invoked by the French author is degrowth, a radical metánoia that must occur through the replacement of human hýbris by phrónesis. Degrowth originates in catastrophism: Latouche conceives of catastrophe less as a completed event in itself than a force reconfiguring the whole being, and which therefore expressed the deepest sense of metánoia.

Occidentalizzazione del mondo e suoi limiti in Serge Latouche

Dall'Igna, Antonio
2012

Abstract

In occidentalization, i.e. the continuous levelling process aimed at planetary dominion, Serge Latouche identifies the very essence of the Western world. Individualism, universalism, performance, and reproducibility are all factors that define the shape of the process, which reaches its hypostatization when the cult of performance and the consciousness of superiority coincide. In turn, the essence of occidentalization resides in human hýbris towards either natural or rational beings. The remedy invoked by the French author is degrowth, a radical metánoia that must occur through the replacement of human hýbris by phrónesis. Degrowth originates in catastrophism: Latouche conceives of catastrophe less as a completed event in itself than a force reconfiguring the whole being, and which therefore expressed the deepest sense of metánoia.
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degrowth; catastrophism; environment
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