Dark Ecology

For a Logic of Future Coexistence

Author: Timothy Morton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541368

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness takes this shape because ecological phenomena have a loop form that is also fundamental to the structure of how things are. The logistics of agricultural society resulted in global warming and hardwired dangerous ideas about life-forms into the human mind. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think. Morton explores the logical foundations of the ecological crisis, which is suffused with the melancholy and negativity of coexistence yet evolving, as we explore its loop form, into something playful, anarchic, and comedic. His work is a skilled fusion of humanities and scientific scholarship, incorporating the theories and findings of philosophy, anthropology, literature, ecology, biology, and physics. Morton hopes to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and to help us rediscover the playfulness and joy that can brighten the dark, strange loop we traverse.

Monument Culture

International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World

Author: Laura A. Macaluso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 153811416X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 2713

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and political change. The book presents a broad view of the challenges facing individuals and society in making sense of public monuments with contested meanings. From the United States to Europe to Africa to Australia and New Zealand to South America and beyond, the contributors tackle the ways in which different places approach monuments in a landscape where institutions and ideas are under direct challenge from political and social unrest. It also discusses sharply changed attitudes about the representation of history and memory in the public sphere. The goal is to acknowledge shared experiences through a wider perspective; to contribute to the work of the world-wide heritage community; and to document the history and shifting cultural attitudes towards monument culture across the world, encouraging a more informed approach to monuments and their meanings especially for the public and those outside of academia.

Coexistentialism and the Unbearable Intimacy of Ecological Emergency

Author: Sam Mickey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498517676

Category: Science

Page: 260

View: 7340

Engaging with contemporary renewals of existentialism as "coexistentialism" and "ecological existentialism," this book extends existentialist concerns for human existence to include the unique differences and strange possibilities of all humans and nonhumans intimately intertwined in the emergency conditions of ecological coexistence.

Moralphilosophie

Eine wissenschaftliche Darlegung der sittlichen, einschliesslich der rechtlichen Ordnung

Author: Victor Cathrein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian ethics

Page: N.A

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Das terrestrische Manifest

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758047

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

View: 3074

Eine Serie politischer Unwetter hat die Welt durcheinandergebracht. Die Instrumente, mit denen wir uns früher orientierten, funktionieren nicht mehr. Verstanden wir Politik lange als einen Zeitstrahl, der von einer lokalen Vergangenheit in eine globale Zukunft führen würde, realisieren wir nun, dass der Globus für unsere Globalisierungspläne zu klein ist. Der Weg in eine behütetere Vergangenheit erweist sich ebenfalls als Fiktion. Wir hängen in der Luft, der jähe Absturz droht. In dieser brisanten Situation gilt es zuallererst, wieder festen Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen und sich dann neu zu orientieren. Bruno Latour unternimmt den Versuch, die Landschaft des Politischen neu zu vermessen und unsere politischen Leidenschaften auf neue Gegenstände auszurichten. Jenseits überkommener Unterscheidungen wie links und rechts, fortschrittlich und reaktionär plädiert er für eine radikal materialistische Politik, die nicht nur den Produktionsprozess einbezieht, sondern auch die ökologischen Bedingungen unserer Existenz.

The Persistence of Beauty

Victorians to Moderns

Author: Mark Sandy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317303822

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 7260

This significant collection of essays examines the cultural, literary, philosophical and historical representation of beauty in British, Irish and American literature. Contributors use the works of Charles Dickens, T S Eliot, W H Auden and Stephen Spender among others to explore the role of beauty and its wider implications in art and society.

Being Ecological

Author: Timothy Morton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241274249

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 6232

'To read Being Ecological is to be caught up in a brilliant display of intellectual pyrotechnics' P.D.Smith, Guardian Why is everything we think we know about ecology wrong? Is there really any difference between 'humans' and 'nature'? Does this mean we even have a future? Don't care about ecology? This book is for you. Timothy Morton, who has been called 'Our most popular guide to the new epoch' (Guardian), sets out to show us that whether we know it or not, we already have the capacity and the will to change the way we understand the place of humans in the world, and our very understanding of the term 'ecology'. A cross-disciplinarian who has collaborated with everyone from Björk to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Morton is also a member of the object-oriented philosophy movement, a group of forward-looking thinkers who are grappling with modern-day notions of subjectivity and objectivity, while also offering fascinating new understandings of Heidegger and Kant. Calling the volume a book containing 'no ecological facts', Morton confronts the 'information dump' fatigue of the digital age, and offers an invigorated approach to creating a liveable future.

Freuds technische Schriften

Das Seminar, Buch I

Author: Jacques Lacan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851328035

Category:

Page: 366

View: 8631

Der Aufstand

Über Poesie und Finanzwirtschaft

Author: Franco Berardi

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 395757126X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

View: 6503

Wie lässt sich ein Wirtschaftssystem erklären, in dem Geld durch Geld erzeugt wird? Angesichts eines Informationskapitalismus, in dem Warenproduktion und körperliche Arbeit nur noch als Reminiszenz an alte Zeiten mitgeschleppt werden, zeigt der italienische Philosoph "Bifo" Berardi, dass wir es mit einem System zu tun haben, das vor hundert Jahren bereits von Dichtern wie Mallarmé antizipiert wurde: Der Signifikant hat den Bezug zu seinem Referenten verloren, "Schulden sind ein bloßer Akt der Sprache, ein Versprechen." Daher müssen wir zunächst lernen, die Zeichen zu lesen, sie so zu interpretieren, wie man Poesie interpretiert. Der Akt der Interpretation lehrt uns Empathie, er ist der erste Schritt zu einer neuen Solidarität, die den "erotischen Körper des gesellschaftlichen Lebens" reaktivieren kann.Ausgehend von der Finanzkrise 2008 und dem europäischen Kollaps dekonstruiert Berardi die Sprache und die Mythen des Neoliberalismus und ruft zu einer Revolution der Langsamkeit und des Rückzugs auf, mit der wir den Niedergang nicht zu fürchten brauchen.

Erfahrung und Natur

Author: John Dewey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518294659

Category: Experience

Page: 465

View: 1839

Was ist Macht?

Author: Byung-Chul Han,Pyŏng-ch'ŏl Han

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150183564

Category: Power (Philosophy)

Page: 148

View: 7744

Das Observatorium

Author: Julio Cortázar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 71

View: 1709

Die Ökologie der Anderen

Die Anthropologie und die Frage der Natur

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882210859

Category:

Page: 131

View: 2327

Im Paralleluniversum

eine kosmologische Reise vom Big Bang in die 11. Dimension

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499619489

Category:

Page: 540

View: 7202

Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin

die gespaltene Kultur in der Sowjetunion

Author: Boris Grojs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446233034

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 135

View: 8095

Phenomenology of Nature

Author: Young Ho Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783495456514

Category: Philosophy of nature

Page: 281

View: 5460