The Empathic Civilization
NY, Tarcher/Penguin, (2009). Third printing. Signed by the author. Rifkin provides a sweeping history of the world through the lens of the rise of global consciousness, or "empathy," tracing how new energies and technologies have created advances in communication and culture, only to then elaborate on the empathy/entropy trade-off, with the "entropy" here being environmental degradation. A fresh perspective from a social thinker who has been re-envisioning the human project for more than 50 years. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and uncommon signed. [#034861] $100
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