Along the evolutionary path of human existence, man came to think of himself as somehow detached from nature. The idea that nature is to be controlled and harnessed for the benefit of man.
Part 3, of this Carlo Petrini series, Petrini asks us to take a step back from our daily lives, and reexamine our values that we hold so dear; perhaps values we would never think to ever question.
Tracing through a brief summary of philosophers and scientific thought from Galileo and Descartes, to Francis Bacon and finally Edgar Morin, Petrini argues that society has become too individualistic, too materialistic, and too narrow in its appreciation and understanding of nature, and of what it means to be human.
Unless we fundamentally change our view of the world, and resulting collective behaviors, Petrini warns, we are heading down the path into oblivion.