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The Three Ecologies

The Three Ecologies

  • Author: Felix Guattari
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780826480651
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 174
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This work is the ideal introduction to the work of one of Europe's most radical thinkers.

Creative Ecologies

Creative Ecologies

Theorizing the Practice of Architecture

  • Author: Hélène Frichot
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350036544
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 264
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Architect and philosopher Hélène Frichot examines how the discipline of architecture is theorized and practiced at the periphery. Eschewing a conventionally direct approach to architectural objects – to iconic buildings and big-name architects – she instead explores the background of architectural practice, to introduce the creative ecologies in which architecture exists only in relation to other objects and ideas. Consisting of a series of philosophical encounters with architectural practice that are neither neatly located in one domain nor the other, this book is concerned with 'other ways of doing architecture'. It examines architecture at the limits where it is muddied by alternative disciplinary influences – whether art practice, philosophy or literature. Frichot meets a range of creative characters who work at the peripheries, and who challenge the central assumptions of the discipline, showing that there is no 'core of architecture' – there is rather architecture as a multiplicity of diverse concerns in engagement with local environments and worlds. From an author well-known in the disciplines of architecture and philosophy for her scholarship on Deleuze, this is a radical, accessible, and highly-original approach to design research, deftly engaging with an array of current topics from the Anthropocene to affect theory, new materialism contemporary feminism.

The Variety of Integral Ecologies

The Variety of Integral Ecologies

Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era

  • Author: Sam Mickey,Sean Kelly ,Adam Robbert
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438465270
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 394
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Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences. In the current era of increasing planetary interconnectedness, ecological theories and practices are called to become more inclusive, complex, and comprehensive. The diverse contributions to this book offer a range of integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities and sciences and help us understand and respond to today’s ecological challenges. The contributors provide detailed analyses of assorted integral ecologies, drawing on such founding figures and precursors as Thomas Berry, Leonardo Boff, Holmes Rolston III, Ken Wilber, and Edgar Morin. Also included is research across the social sciences, biophysical sciences, and humanities discussing multiple worldviews and perspectives related to integral ecologies. The Variety of Integral Ecologies is both an accessible guide and an advanced supplement to the growing research for a more comprehensive understanding of ecological issues and the development of a peaceful, just, and sustainable planetary civilization.

Ecologies of Grace

Ecologies of Grace

Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology

  • Author: Willis Jenkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198043980
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 376
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Christianity struggles to show how living on Earth matters for living with God. While people of faith increasingly seek practical ways to respond to the environmental crisis, theology has had difficulty contextualizing the crisis and interpreting the responses. In Ecologies of Grace, Willis Jenkins presents a field-shaping introduction to Christian environmental ethics that offers resources for renewing theology. Observing how religious environmental practices often draw on concepts of grace, Jenkins maps the way Christian environmental strategies draw from traditions of salvation as they engage the problems of environmental ethics. By being particularly sensitive to the ways in which environmental problems are made intelligible to Christian moral experience, Jenkins guides his readers toward a fuller understanding of Christianity and ecology. He not only makes sense of the variety of Christian environmental ethics, but by showing how environmental issues come to the heart of Christian experience, prepares fertile ground for theological renewal.

Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos

Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos

Complexity Theory, Deleuze|Guattari and Psychoanalysis for a Climate in Crisis

  • Author: Joseph Dodds
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136585958
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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This book argues that psychoanalysis has a unique role to play in the climate change debate through its placing emphasis on the unconscious dimensions of our mental and social lives. Exploring contributions from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Jungian, and Lacanian traditions, the book discusses how psychoanalysis can help to unmask the anxieties, deficits, conflicts, phantasies and defences crucial in understanding the human dimension of the ecological crisis. Yet despite being essential to studying environmentalism and its discontents, psychoanalysis still remains largely a 'psychology without ecology.' The philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, combined with new developments in the sciences of complexity, help us to build upon the best of these perspectives, providing a framework able to integrate Guattari's 'three ecologies' of mind, nature and society. This book thus constitutes a timely attempt to contribute towards a critical dialogue between psychoanalysis and ecology. Further topics of discussion include: ecopsychology and the greening of psychotherapy our ambivalent relationship to nature and the non-human complexity theory in psychoanalysis and ecology defence mechanisms against eco-anxiety and eco-grief Deleuze|Guattari and the three ecologies becoming-animal in horror and eco-apocalypse in science fiction films nonlinear ecopsychoanalysis. In our era of anxiety, denial, paranoia, apathy, guilt, hope, and despair in the face of climate change, this book offers a fresh and insightful psychoanalytic perspective on the ecological crisis. As such this book will be of great interest to all those in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, and ecology, as well as all who are concerned with the global environmental challenges affecting our planet's future.

Tomorrow through the Past

Tomorrow through the Past

Neal Stephenson and the Project of Global Modernization

  • Author: Jon Lewis
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443802700
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 167
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Tomorrow Through the Past: Neal Stephenson and the Project of Global Modernization is the first collection of scholarly essays dedicated exclusively to this important voice in contemporary American fiction. The collection grew from five essays originally presented at the 2006 XXth Century Literature Conference at the University of Louisville, and the contributors are made up of graduate students, independent scholars, and university professors who hope the collection will aid general readers as well as instructors teaching Stephenson and professionals building the critical response to his work. Reading through the lenses of history and linguistic, cultural, and science fiction studies, the essays in the collection examine each of Stephenson’s novels from The Big U to The Baroque Cycle as well as his long non-fiction work on computer operating systems, In the Beginning … Was the Command Line. Included in this collection is a new interview conducted with Stephenson during the summer of 2006.

Ecologies of the Moving Image

Ecologies of the Moving Image

Cinema, Affect, Nature

  • Author: Adrian J. Ivakhiv
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 155458907X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 435
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This book presents an ecophilosophy of cinema: an account of the moving image in relation to the lived ecologies – material, social, and perceptual relations – within which movies are produced, consumed, and incorporated into cultural life. If cinema takes us on mental and emotional journeys, the author argues that those journeys that have reshaped our understanding of ourselves, life, and the Earth and universe. A range of styles are examined, from ethnographic and wildlife documentaries, westerns and road movies, sci-fi blockbusters and eco-disaster films to the experimental and art films of Tarkovsky, Herzog, Malick, and Brakhage, to YouTube's expanding audio-visual universe.

Automated Ecologies: Towards an Adaptive Ecology of Mind, Material and Intelligent Machines in Architecture?

Automated Ecologies: Towards an Adaptive Ecology of Mind, Material and Intelligent Machines in Architecture?

  • Author: Augustine Ong Wing
  • Publisher: Augustine Ong Wing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 51
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Popular notions of sustainability in architecture and urbanism idealizes nature as primary over the mediated complexity that is inevitable in a modern city's functioning. More specifically, contemporary ecological debates and models have failed to sufficiently account for the convergence of computers, automation and machine intelligence with the physical and social environments that is gradually emerging in the post-digital condition. The following publication takes an ecological view to interpret critically the micro-ecology of Amazon's automated warehouses which rely on adaptive machine intelligence which is further examined critically within the framework of cybernetic systems. Paradoxically, it also happens to thrive within the logic of the dominant global mode of consumption and production which is capitalism. Most importantly, this relational ecology lies at the intersection of the mediated complexity where the digital and physical worlds meet.

Futures of Critical Theory

Futures of Critical Theory

Dreams of Difference

  • Author: Michael A. Peters,Mark Olssen,Colin Lankshear
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742528604
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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This volume attempts to renew and reinvigorate critical theory by extending its range and its intellectual trajectories through strategies of inclusiveness that respect and build on parallel traditions. The authors reinterpret the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Heidegger in relation to central figures (Kant, Marcuse, Foucault) and themes of critical theory - the critique of modernity, theory of the self and the question concerning technology.