Rethinking Nature

Rethinking Nature Author Bruce V. Foltz
ISBN-10 0253217024
Release 2004
Pages 357
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Rethinking Nature brings the voices of leading Continental philosophers into discussion about what is emerging as one of our most pressing and timely concerns—the environmental crisis facing our planet. The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and technology in forming knowledge about our world. Here, philosophy goes out into the field and comes back with rich insights and new approaches to environmental problems. This far-reaching and lively volume affords firm ground for thinking about the multiple ways that humans engage nature. Contributors are David Abram, Edward S. Casey, Daniel Cerezuelle, Ron Cooper, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman, Trish Glazebrook, James Hatley, Robert Kirkman, Irene J. Klaver, Alphonso Lingis, Kenneth Maly, Diane Michelfelder, Elaine P. Miller, Robert Mugerauer, Stephen David Ross, John Sallis, Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Bruce Wilshire, David Wood, and Michael E. Zimmerman.

Rethinking Nature

Rethinking Nature Author Aurélie Choné
ISBN-10 9781315444758
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 282
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Contemporary ideas of nature were largely shaped by schools of thought from Western cultural history and philosophy until the present-day concerns with environmental change and biodiversity conservation. There are many different ways of conceptualising nature in epistemological terms, reflecting the tensions between the polarities of humans as masters or protectors of nature and as part of or outside of nature. The book shows how nature is today the focus of numerous debates, calling for an approach which goes beyond the merely technical or scientific. It adopts a threefold – critical, historical and cross-disciplinary – approach in order to summarise the current state of knowledge. It includes contributions informed by the humanities (especially history, literature and philosophy) and social sciences, concerned with the production and circulation of knowledge about "nature" across disciplines and across national and cultural spaces. The volume also demonstrates the ongoing reconfiguration of subject disciplines, as seen in the recent emergence of new interdisciplinary approaches and the popularity of the prefix "eco-" (e.g. ecocriticism, ecospirituality, ecosophy and ecofeminism, as well as subdivisions of ecology, including urban ecology, industrial ecology and ecosystem services). Each chapter provides a concise overview of its topic which will serve as a helpful introduction to students and a source of easy reference.? This text is also valuable reading for researchers interested in philosophy, sociology, anthropology, geography, ecology, politics and all their respective environmentalist strands.

Franco Viola

Franco Viola Author Amnon Barzel
ISBN-10 8876240942
Release 2005
Pages 159
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Franco Viola has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Franco Viola also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Franco Viola book for free.

The Challenges of Globalization

The Challenges of Globalization Author Steven V. Hicks
ISBN-10 1405173564
Release 2007-10-29
Pages 256
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This volume contains eleven essays dealing with the question of how to face the current challenges of globalization. The essays included in this volume were originally presented at the Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland, on the occasion of the Sixth World Congress of the International Society for Universal Dialogue (ISUD) Presents Keynote addresses or prize-winning papers from the Congress Central theme explores the need to rethink our concepts of nature, culture, and freedom in an age of increased globalization Topics examined range from global justice, international law, and human rights to ecoterrorism, cultural relativism, and the challenges of autonomy Introduced by Steven V. Hicks, past President of the ISUD, who discusses the issues of cultural conflict and crisis in the aftermath of Nietzsche's philosophy

Ecocritical Readings Rethinking Nature and Environment

Ecocritical Readings Rethinking Nature and Environment Author Shivani Jha
ISBN-10 9781482844191
Release 2015-05-18
Pages 120
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Through a reading of selected literary texts Shivani Jha integrates nature and society and demonstrates the outcome when one is severed from the other. The first two chapters on The Hungry Tide and Walden take into account the dispossessed aspect of both the human and the nonhuman worlds and point towards environmental conservation and sustainable development. The next two chapters based on the works of T.S Eliot and Herman Melville highlight the anthropocentric attitude of humans, the havoc it wreaks on the nonhuman world and the impact it has on the human psyche. The last two chapters are readings in deep ecology that dwell on works of Wordsworth and Hemingway directing the reader’s gaze to the pristine, natural world and the harmonious relationship that the humans are capable of having with it. The focus of the book is on reviewing the relationship of humans and environment and the need for recognizing the rights of the nonhumans—the aim that underlies the theoretical paradigm of ecocriticism.

Humanity at the Turning Point

Humanity at the Turning Point Author International Society for Universal Dialogue. World Congress
ISBN-10 9521030607
Release 2006
Pages 491
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Humanity at the Turning Point has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Humanity at the Turning Point also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Humanity at the Turning Point book for free.

Rethinking the Nature of War

Rethinking the Nature of War Author Isabelle Duyvesteyn
ISBN-10 9780415354622
Release 2005
Pages 247
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Have globalization, virulent ethnic differences, and globally operating insurgents fundamentally changed the nature of war in the last decade? Interpretations of war as driven by politics and state rationale, formulated most importantly by the 19th century practitioner Carl von Clausewitz, have received strong criticism. Political explanations have been said to fall short in explaining conflicts in the Balkans, Africa, Asia and the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States. This book re-evaluates these criticisms not only by scrutinising Clausewitz's arguments and their applicability, but also by a careful reading of the criticism itself. In doing so, it presents empirical evidence on the basis of several case studies, addressing various aspects of modern war, such as the actors, conduct and purposes of war.

Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory Author Bell Hooks
ISBN-10 0745316638
Release 2000
Pages 179
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Feminist Theory established bell hooks as one of international feminism's most challenging and influential voices. This edition includes a new preface by the author, reflecting on the book's impact and the development of her ideas since it was first published. In this beautifully written and carefully argued work, hooks maintains that mainstream feminism's reliance on white, middle-class, and professional spokeswomen obscures the involvement, leadership, and centrality of women of colour and poor women in the movement for women's liberation. Hooks argues that feminism's goal of seeking credibility and acceptance on already existing ground - rather than demanding the lasting and more fundamental transformation of society - has shortchanged the movement.A sweeping examination of the core issues of sexual politics, Feminist Theory argues that contemporary feminists must acknowledge the full complexity and diversity of women's experience to create a mass movement to end women's oppression.

The Garden in the Machine

The Garden in the Machine Author Brett Terpeluk
ISBN-10 OCLC:42592470
Release 1998
Pages 110
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The Garden in the Machine has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Garden in the Machine also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Garden in the Machine book for free.

The Fire of Hephaestus

The Fire of Hephaestus Author Karl Rogers
ISBN-10 099036075X
Release 2016-06-01
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In this critique of science, technology, and civilization, Karl Rogers questions the preconceived notions of the philosophy of science, shows them to be inadequate, and challenges us to rethink science and the mechanistic conception of Nature it entails. Moving beyond the philosophy of science, and taking insights from history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, as well as many important philosophical thinkers, Rogers explains the origins of science and the reductionistic metaphysics on which it depends. He explains why it has led to an impoverished view of Nature as something valued only in terms of its instrumentality as a material substratum for human existence. As an alternative, the author calls for a deeper and more meaningful ecological and spiritual conception of the natural world. Published by Trebol Press"

Ecology Without Nature

Ecology Without Nature Author Timothy Morton
ISBN-10 0674024346
Release 2007
Pages 249
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In Ecology without Nature, Timothy Morton argues that the chief stumbling block to environmental thinking is the image of nature itself. Ecological writers propose a new worldview, but their very zeal to preserve the natural world leads them away from the "nature" they revere. The problem is a symptom of the ecological catastrophe in which we are living. Morton sets out a seeming paradox: to have a properly ecological view, we must relinquish the idea of nature once and for all. Ecology without Nature investigates our ecological assumptions in a way that is provocative and deeply engaging. Ranging widely in eighteenth-century through contemporary philosophy, culture, and history, he explores the value of art in imagining environmental projects for the future. Morton develops a fresh vocabulary for reading "environmentality" in artistic form as well as content, and traces the contexts of ecological constructs through the history of capitalism. From John Clare to John Cage, from Kierkegaard to Kristeva, from The Lord of the Rings to electronic life forms, Ecology without Nature widens our view of ecological criticism, and deepens our understanding of ecology itself. Instead of trying to use an idea of nature to heal what society has damaged, Morton sets out a radical new form of ecological criticism: "dark ecology."

Contested Natures

Contested Natures Author Phil Macnaghten
ISBN-10 9781848609310
Release 1998-03-06
Pages 320
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Demonstrating that all notions of nature are inextricably entangled in different forms of social life, the text elaborates the many ways in which the apparently natural world has been produced from within particular social practices. These are analyzed in terms of different senses, different times and the production of distinct spaces, including the local, the national and the global. The authors emphasize the importance of cultural understandings of the physical world, highlighting the ways in which these have been routinely misunderstood by academic and policy discourses. They show that popular conceptions of, and attitudes to, nature are often contradictory and that there are no simple ways of prevailing upon people to `save the environment'.


Breastwork Author Alison Bartlett
ISBN-10 0868409693
Release 2005
Pages 207
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Breastwork delivers an original and personal approach to a near-universal practice and doesn't shy from controversy or controversial topics, such as sexual desire and breastfeeding. It features a broad range of illustrations from Renaissance paintings of mother and child (Madonna del Latte) to Jerry Hall breastfeeding on the cover of Vanity Fair and Kate Langbroek breastfeeding on The Panel to a banned New Zealand health poster of a man breastfeeding at work.

Rethinking Human Nature

Rethinking Human Nature Author Malcolm Jeeves
ISBN-10 9780802865571
Release 2011-02-23
Pages 337
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How do the many exciting recent scientific discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics and paleoanthropology challenge and complicate but also enrich and illuminate the traditional Christian portrait of human nature? In Rethinking Human Nature an international team of scientists, historians, philosophers, and theologians presents both the wisdom of the past and the cutting edge of present and developing scientific research to explore answers to this vital question. Their discussions examining our brains, our genes, our ancestors, our societies, and more will help us develop a more nuanced and complete understanding of what it really means to be human. Contributors: Evandro Agazzi, R. J. Berry, Alison S. Brooks, Franco Chiereghin, Felipe Fernandez, Graeme Finlay, Joel Green, Malcolm Jeeves, Jrgen Mittelstrass, David G. Myers, Janet Martin Soskice, Fernando Vidal

Rethinking the Nature of Fascism

Rethinking the Nature of Fascism Author António Costa Pinto
ISBN-10 9780230295001
Release 2010-11-17
Pages 287
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Many of the foremost experts in the study of European fascism unite to provide a contemporary analysis of the theories and historiography of fascism. Essays discuss the most recent debates on the subject and how changes in the social sciences over the past forty years have impacted on the study of fascism from various perspectives.

Rethinking Human Nature

Rethinking Human Nature Author Kevin Corcoran
ISBN-10 9780801027802
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 152
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Presents a new way of looking at what it means to be human, offering a convincing case that humans are more than immaterial souls or "biological computers".

Nature s Self

Nature s Self Author Robert S. Corrington
ISBN-10 0847681343
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 186
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In Nature's Self, Robert Corrington develops a dramatic new perspective on the self-in-process, probing the tension between our origins in the material and our fragmentary fulfillment in the spirit. Between the self's origin in that Kristeva calls the "material maternal" and its transition into the public world of signs Corrington sees a tension expressed in a dialectic of melancholy and eros. This tension would remain static were it not for the entrance of the spirit that lies in the heart of nature. The drama of the unfolding of the spirit, Corrington argues, is one of the most powerful struggles within the human process. The spirit is in and of nature and can never lift the self outside of nature. For Corrington's ecstatic naturalism, there is no realm of the supernatural, only dimensions and orders within nature. Nature's Self avoids the pitfalls of both contemporary materialism, which can reduce the self to either blind behavior or dimly understood brain states, and poststructuralism, which often sees the self as the locus of an explosion of free-floating signs and meanings that have no intrinsic contour. Instead, Corrington argues that, while the self emerges from and is embedded in an infinite and inescapable nature, it harbors possibilities of transcendence.