Zhou Jinfeng Was Invited to Participate in the Conversation of Ecological Civilization on the Deep Transformation Network
2023/6/29 14:11:00 本站

Deep Transformation Network is an online community for people who recognize that our civilization is in existential crisis—and who want to engage with others in facilitating a deep transformation toward a life-affirming future on a regenerated Earth.


It invites open-hearted, caring, and curious folk, engaged citizens, and changemakers from around the world to come together in helping catalyze the deep transformation our global society needs. It welcomes people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultural traditions who share a desire to collaborate in co-creating a flourishing future for all humanity and for the nonhuman relatives with whom we share the Earth.


The community’s origin arose from those were attracted to the writings of Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct and The Web of Meaning. However, it aspires to become a self-organized, nurturing network for everyone engaged in the collective process of planetary regeneration.


The other two guests in the conversation are:


Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent, described by George Monbiot, journalist of The Guardian as one of the greatest thinkers of our age, is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilizations existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future.


Born in London, England, Lent received a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and was a former internet company CEO.


His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day.


His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a coherent and intellectually solid foundation for a worldview based on connectedness that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future.


He is the founder of the Deep Transformation Network, a global community exploring pathways to an ecological civilization, and the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth.


Freya Mathews


Freya Mathews is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Latrobe University. Her books include The Ecological Self (1991, 2021), Ecology and Democracy (editor) (1996), For Love of Matter: a Contemporary Panpsychism (2003), Journey to the Source of the Merri (2003), Reinhabiting Reality: towards a Recovery of Culture (2005), Ardea: a philosophical novella (2016), Without Animals Life is not Worth Living (2016) and The Dao of Civilization: a Letter to China (2023). She is the author of over a hundred essays, chapters and articles in the area of ecological philosophy. Her current special interests are in ecological civilization; indigenous (Australian and Chinese) perspectives on regenerativity and how these perspectives may be adapted to the context of contemporary global society; panpsychism and the critique of the metaphysics of modernity; and conservation ethics. In addition to her research activities, she helps to care for a private conservation reserve in northern Victoria. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


The Conversation on Ecological Civilization will be held on July 26, Beijing time. Three guests will exchange opinions on topics such as ecological civilization, traditional Chinese values, and China's potential to lead the future of life.


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