Dualist philosophy

At a deep level, dualist philosophy is responsible for our ecological crises. Dualist philosophy describes the worldview that we are separate from nature. And because we are separate from nature, we are also above it and we have the ability to control it. For most of human history though, people operated with a very different worldview, that can broadly be referred to as animist. Within the animist worldview, jaguars and rivers are not nature, but relatives. When we see the world this way, it fundamentally changes how we behave. A transition towards the Ecocene then is not about limits, but about interconnectedness - recovering a radical intimacy with our ecologies (other humans, non-humans, the landscape, the materials, the weather).