Justin Van Kleeck, Author at Sustainablog - Page 2 of 9

Author: Justin Van Kleeck

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Working for Change in a Perfect World

In my last post, I explored the truly radical (and yet ancient) notion that, as Lao Tzu puts it, the world is perfect and “can’t be improved.” That is, the world is perfect with all of its beauty and its ugliness, its joy and its sorrow. When we see the world from this perspective outside […]

September 29th

Finding Perfection in Change

In chapter 29 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu writes on the world and our relationship to it: Do you want to improve the world? I don’t think it can be done. The world is perfect. It can’t be improved. If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it. If you treat it like an […]

September 20th

Book Review: Hunting: In Search of the Wild Life, Edited by Nathan Kowalsky

Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Wiley-Blackwell. Wiley-Blackwell’s series of philosophy books for general readers, Philosophy for Everyone, aims to serve general, non-expert readers without actually treating them as “dummies” or creating watered-down, one-size-fits-all philosophy. The risk such an endeavor always faces is to end […]

September 1st

Book Review: A Hunter’s Confession, by David Carpenter

Author’s Note: A free review copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Greystone Books. Like all of their titles, the book was printed on acid-free, 100% post-consumer recycled paper without chlorine. To be perfectly candid and transparent, I must start this review by saying I am wholeheartedly opposed to hunting, for […]

July 13th