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The Terminal Philosophy Syndrome – Ecology and the Imponderable
By Michael Charles Tobias, PhD (Author) Jane Gray Morrison (Author) – Ecologist, Filmmaker

From Nova Sciences Publishers, New York
For Your Reading Interest:

“Terminal Philosophy Syndrome (TPS) is the latest piece of masterwork in the extensive literature of Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison’s deep ecological universe. It is the culmination of the Authors’ timely, methodological, visionary, radically compassionate and highly attuned thinking. Their rarified yet informed treatise explores the sobering, if terminal nexus between ecological conscience and our historical incapacity as a species to meaningfully reconfigure the nature of who we are, who we’ve become and perhaps who we are destined be remain – uncontrollable biodiversity and earth destroyers…This profound work, Terminal Philosophy Syndrome: Ecology and the Imponderable, seeks to break apart the tendency towards resignation, insufficient incremental change, and habituated depression that appears to be so rife within the earnest eco-philosophical community. Tobias and Morrison challenge these largely failed domains of future prognosis and open the reader to a new way of thinking, beyond the terminus of our faded hopes and grief in this, the diminishing age of the Anthropocene.”
– Michael S. Bostick, Senior Climate and Environmental Professional, Artist and Freelance Writer, San Francisco, CA, USA

"A phenomenally thorough and insightful book that deserves to be read and re-read by everyone who has seriously contemplated the possibility that we are at the threshold of our own species-extinction…This is not an easy book to read, and it is even harder to put it down once I started reading it. But reading it is worth the effort. Not because it tells us what our fate will be, but because it clears the deck of our inquiring mind so we can try to find our way toward an answer we can reasonably believe in. I am grateful to Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison for a seminal book."
- Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Author, Philosopher and Systems Scientist

This treatise is focused on biology and the imponderable; ecosystems lost and found. The problem of human consciousness in the Anthropocene, which is a very different crisis for the planet than ever posed before by our thinking, and the reactive thoughts and feelings of all Others (a word we use to guide one’s image and interior sense of every individual of every other taxonomic rank on earth).

We cannot offer something otherwise, that would connote a validation of philosophical speculation. To do so is to live in a falsity, where the authentic, integral and protracted Consciousness that aspires to a facet of biology (and for some, physics) imports every buttress that can attempt to stave off, or at least delay reality, involving itself in everybody’s business, believing fiercely that its very Being matters. When -though who can say – by all evidence it does so only in negative numbers and exponents. In square roots whose expressions are largely disastrous, save for the moments of kindness, the unstinting gestures, first responders, museums, those who have sworn to a Hippocratic Oath in whatever honest and virtuous form, all those cherished byproducts of this unlikely species. Recognition that our species’ capacity to venerate nature in all her quirks and ellipses, stochastic incalculables and steadfast patterns, her graces and unimagined diversity, is our only chance of at least partial survival into an unknown future. Not that it matters in the least, whether we survive as a species, that is. Although, given the currents of our collective behavior – not to be entirely foregone in our conclusions – the one fact that appears to stand out in biological history is that the quicker we are gone, the better it will be. That is not a mean-spirited approach to a text, but a necessarily sobering one.