About the urge to regain our earthly paradise. John Milton wrote the poem of the same name in 1671 which centers on the idea that all that is lost will be regained in a different form in the present. The acceleration of global warming, the rise of the seas, the mass extinction of numerous species, recent meteorological anomalies: this constantly deteriorating situation cannot be separated from the idea that nature is an infinite reservoir of resources. Are we capable of rethinking the ethical foundations of our existence in the world?
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