Hyperobjects

Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World

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Author: Timothy Morton

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 145294055X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy not only our control but also our understanding. Global warming is perhaps the most dramatic example of what Timothy Morton calls “hyperobjects”—entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place. In this book, Morton explains what hyperobjects are and their impact on how we think, how we coexist with one another and with nonhumans, and how we experience our politics, ethics, and art. Moving fluidly between philosophy, science, literature, visual and conceptual art, and popular culture, the book argues that hyperobjects show that the end of the world has already occurred in the sense that concepts such as world, nature, and even environment are no longer a meaningful horizon against which human events take place. Instead of inhabiting a world, we find ourselves inside a number of hyperobjects, such as climate, nuclear weapons, evolution, or relativity. Such objects put unbearable strains on our normal ways of reasoning. Insisting that we have to reinvent how we think to even begin to comprehend the world we now live in, Hyperobjects takes the first steps, outlining a genuinely postmodern ecological approach to thought and action.

Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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Author: Dawn Keetley,Matthew Wynn Sivils

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315464918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Critical Environmental Communication

How Does Critique Respond to the Urgency of Climate Change?

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Author: Murdoch Stephens

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498570887

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book examines how four contemporary critical theorists deal with the tension between their impulses to doubt and to engage in emancipatory political struggle. Considering the goals of environmental communication, it argues for a stronger critical dimension to embolden both the philosophical rigor and the political efficacy of the discipline.

New Forms of Space and Spatiality in Science Fiction

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Author: Shawn Edrei,,Chen F. Michaeli,Orin Posner

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527540766

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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What kinds of worlds will exist in our future? How will countries, cities and homes be shaped by advanced technology? What forms might we ourselves assume? The genre of science fiction provides countless possibilities for imagining new types of spaces—from utopias and dystopias to alien environments, and to purely mechanical or mutant cityscapes. This collection gathers together papers originally presented at the 2018 Science Fiction Symposium at Tel-Aviv University, a two-day conference discussing new concepts of space in science-fictional works. Featuring a transmedia approach by contributors from around the world, this volume discusses a wide and diverse array of issues in the ever-expanding field of science fiction studies, including capitalism, equality, revolution, feminist critique and the humanity of the Other.

Nurturing Nature and the Environment with Young Children

Children, Elders, Earth

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Author: Janice Kroeger,Casey Y. Myers,Katy Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429559690

Category: Science

Page: 156

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This book, at the intersection of early childhood and reconceptualizing practice, looks at how practitioners, theorists, and teachers are supporting young children to care about the environment differently. Despite the current popularity of post-human perspectives, in social science more broadly and in early childhood studies more specifically, this is one of few to make visible international practices and perspectives that emerge at the intersection of early childhood education, environmental justice, sustainability, and intergenerational/interspecies communities. The book provides an innovative exploration of the links between children, elders, and nature. With contributions from established scholars, practitioners, and newcomers this book reframes educating for social justice within an ecological landscape; one in which young children and their elders are mobilized to understand, reconceptualize and even undo negative environmental impact, whilst grappling with the ways in which the earthly forces are acting upon them. Specific theoretical chapters (spirituality, nature, critical and post-human/materiality, pragmatics, and constructivism approaches) are blended with applications of pedagogic strategies from across the globe. This book responds to a growing interest among early childhood professionals and scholars for sustainably focused and ethically reimagined programs. This collection rewards the reader with opportunities to critically reflect on their own practice, delves into new terrestrial collectives, and explores new pedagogical pathways. It will be essential reading for practitioners and scholars alike.

End of Phenomenology

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Author: Tom Sparrow

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy.

Knowledge Organization and Quality Management

Proceedings of the Third International ISKO Conference, 20-24 June 1994, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Author: Hanne Albrechtsen,Susanne Oernager

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information science

Page: 457

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