Towards a Deeper Philosophy of Biomimicry

Freya Mathews, Latrobe University, published “Towards a Deeper Philosophy of Biomimicry” on November 9th, 2011 in Organization & Environment’s OnlineFirst Section. To view the other OnlineFirst articles , please click here.

The abstract:

Biomimicry as a design concept is indeed revolutionary in its implications for human systems of production, but it is a concept in need of further philosophical elaboration and development. To this end certain philosophical principles underlying the organization of living systems generally are identified and it is argued that not only our systems of production but also our psychocultural patterns of desire need to be reorganized in accordance with these principles if we are collectively to achieve the integration into nature to which biomimicry aspires. Even were this reorganization to be effected however, there is still an ethically momentous ambiguity in biomimicry that needs to be teased out before we can be assured that biomimicry will indeed produce the bioinclusive sustainability outcomes that it seems to promise.

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