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The Resource Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics, Timothy Morton

Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics, Timothy Morton

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Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics
Title
Ecology without nature
Title remainder
rethinking environmental aesthetics
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Morton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Ecology without Nature, Timothy Morton argues that the chief stumbling block to environmental thinking is the image of nature that most writers on the topic promote: they propose a new worldview, but their very zeal to preserve the natural world leads them away from the "nature" they revere. The paradox is a symptom of a far deeper dilemma - of accepting the idea of "ecology without nature." That is, to have a properly ecological view, we must relinquish, once and for all, the idea of nature." "Developing a vocabulary for reading "environmetality" in both content and form. Morton shows that representations of nature inevitably become metaphysical. Ranging widely in eighteenth- through twentieth-century literature, philosophy, culture, and the arts. Morton explores the value of art in imagining environmental conditions for the future. In short, the idea of nature has served much the same function in the modern period as the aesthetic has - that of healing what society has damaged; but as a result, unrealistic expectations have developed."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Morton, Timothy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Environmental literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Ecology in literature
  • Environmentalism
  • Nature in literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Romanticism
Label
Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics, Timothy Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback ed. published 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-237) and index
Contents
Introduction: Toward a theory of ecological criticism -- The art of environmental language: "I can't believe it isn't nature!" -- Romanticism and the environmental subject -- Imagining ecology without nature
Control code
ocm72161936
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780674034853
Lccn
2006051110
System control number
(OCoLC)72161936
Label
Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics, Timothy Morton
Publication
Note
Paperback ed. published 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-237) and index
Contents
Introduction: Toward a theory of ecological criticism -- The art of environmental language: "I can't believe it isn't nature!" -- Romanticism and the environmental subject -- Imagining ecology without nature
Control code
ocm72161936
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780674034853
Lccn
2006051110
System control number
(OCoLC)72161936

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