Shaping the Noosphere: Geoethical values and spiritual resistance in Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia, Spain.
The concept of Noosphere is of great importance when looking at the values underpinning the technocratic artifacts and technocracies (human physical technological processes and knowledge processes) by which Human relate to the Geosphere through other human beings. In this sens Noosphere can inform geoethics as an environmental, social and spiritual praxis and thinking aiming to ecological justice. The concept of Noosphere represents the coexistence and coevolution of humans and Geosphere, overcoming the dicotomy between instrumental materialistic and intrinsic ecocentric values but considering the meaning of a constitutive dimension. Thus, the Noosphere becomes a concept for reconnection with the human community, the natural world and the Divine, and develops to an ecological mysticism that, in turn, unfolds in resistance of hope, as a kind os spiritual activism. The theoretical framework is illustrated with the case study of Les Terres de l’Ebre, in Catalonia, Spain.
Bellaubí, F (2021) Geoethical values and spiritual resistance in Terres de l’Ebre, Catalonia, Spain. RESISTANCES. Journal of the Philosophy of History, 2(3), p. 1-22.