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

Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics, Timothy Morton

Label
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
Dewey number
820.9/36
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.E58
LC item number
M67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics, Timothy Morton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-237) and index
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Contents
Introduction : toward a theory of ecological criticism -- 1. The art of environmental language : "I can't believe it isn't nature!" -- 2. Romanticism and the environmental subject -- 3. Imagining ecology without nature
Control code
000040969621
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 249 p.
Isbn
9780674024342
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051110
Other control number
9780674024342
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System control number
  • ec2227988x
  • (OCoLC)72161936

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