Ethics columnist Andrew Fiala says clean energy is a good idea. It is smart to believe in science. But we also need a dose of ancient wisdom. Ancient traditions teach that a simple life is best. The climate crisis is a symptom of a spiritual malady that has been with us since ancient times: unbridled desire.
Ethics columnist Andrew Fiala says clean energy is a good idea. It is smart to believe in science. But we also need a dose of ancient wisdom. Ancient traditions teach that a simple life is best. The climate crisis is a symptom of a spiritual malady that has been with us since ancient times: unbridled desire. Rick Nease Detroit Free Press file
Ethics columnist Andrew Fiala says clean energy is a good idea. It is smart to believe in science. But we also need a dose of ancient wisdom. Ancient traditions teach that a simple life is best. The climate crisis is a symptom of a spiritual malady that has been with us since ancient times: unbridled desire. Rick Nease Detroit Free Press file

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August 05, 2016 09:00 AM

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About Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala

Andrew Fiala is a professor of philosophy and director of The Ethics Center at Fresno State.