Henryk Skolimowski (born 1930 in Warsaw) is a Polish philosopher. He completed technical studies, musicology and philosophy in Warsaw. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Oxford University. Today he is considered to be the leading thinker in the field of eco-philosophy.
He was ‘Philosopher in Residence’ at Dartington Hall when I was a student there and his book, Eco-Philosophy. Marion Boyars. 1981, influenced me greatly. In this he shows the shifting values associated with a movement from an exploitative, economics based culture to one more earth-centred and integrated with the nature of this planet.
|Pursuing information||Pursuing wisdom|
|Environmentally and ecologically oblivious||Environmentally and ecologically conscious|
|Related to the economics of material progress||Related to the economics of the quality of life|
|Politically indifferent||Politically aware|
|Socially unconcerned||Socially concerned|
|Mute about individual responsibility||Vocal about individual responsibility|
|Intolerant to transphysical phenomena||Tolerant to transphysical phenomena|
|Health mindless||Health mindful|
|Language orientated||Life orientated|
|Spiritually dead||Spiritually alive|
This cultural shift involves changes for us all, whether we like it or not. But you don’t have to buy-in to the myth of austerity. We live in an infinite universe and many people are finding ways to abundance whilst actually ‘costing the earth’ less.
The books I write and publish are about this – recognising and finding abundance, often within limited resources. A paradigm shift – a different way of seeing things.