Terminal Philosophy Syndrome: A Wake-Up Call for All

| February 10, 2023 | Leave a Comment

Young Orangutan at Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, © J.G.Morrison

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Date of Publication: January 20

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: Psychology Today

Author(s): Marc Beckoff

Jane Morrison and Michael Tobias’s book is moving and insightful but sobering.

Key points:

  • The sobering new book ‘Terminal Philosophy Syndrome’ will likely be discomforting.
  • Climate change, while important to reduce and stop as soon as possible, is but one of many things that need close attention.
  • An important message of hope: Everyone, no matter who you are, can do something to help our troubled planet.

No strangers to Psychology Today, Jane Gray Morrison and Michael Charles Tobias have for many years run the Dancing Star Foundation, which is devoted to international animal liberation, conservation biology, and environmental education. Their latest collaboration, Terminal Philosophy Syndrome: Ecology and the Imponderable, is powerfully described by the Nobel Peace Prize nominee, philosopher, systems scientist, and founder of the Club of Budapest, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, who writes, “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 was even harder to put it down once I started reading it.”

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