The excerpts below are taken from the revised and enlarged edition, published by the University of Georgia Press, 1998.
A special edition of The Way, completed in Edward Goldsmith’s final year, will be published in 2013.
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- The Way: Introduction
- Ch. 16: Ecology is a faith
- Ch. 31: Living things seek to understand their relationship with their environment
- Ch. 36: Gaia is the source of all benefits
- Ch. 52: Increased complexity leads to greater stability
- Ch. 53: By increasing its diversity a system increases the range of environmental challenges with which it is capable of dealing
- Ch. 56: In a vernacular society economic activity is homeotelic to Gaia
- Ch. 58: In an ecological economy, money is homeotelic to Gaia
- Ch. 59: The vernacular economy is localized and hence largely self-sufficient
- Ch. 60: The vernacular community is the unit of homeotelic behaviour
- Ch. 61: Vernacular man follows the Way
- Ch. 62: For vernacular man, to increase his stock of ‘vital force’ is to follow the Way
- Ch. 63: For vernacular man, to serve his gods is to follow the Way
- Ch. 64: Progress is anti-evolutionary and is the anti-Way
- Ch. 65: To keep to the Way society must be able to correct any divergence from it
- Ch. 66: The great reinterpretation requires a conversion to the worldview of ecology
- Appendix 4: The need for a feedback mechanism linking behaviour to evolution
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