Foundations of Permafacture

Foundations of Permafacture introduces the student to the theories of social criticism which inform the vision of permafacture in emerging society. Historical, philosophical and practical works will be consulted.

Course Syllabus:

Theory of the irrational society:

*Herbert Marcuse

Science and its social meaning: The Possibilities of a New Science

*Marcuse *Fukuoka’s critique *Robert Pirsig – Zen and the Art of Living with Machines

Vision for the future:

*Fukuokan Agriculture *Permaculture *Survey of Available Energies *Principal of Least Action *Cyclic manufacturing