The Resource The philosopher's plant : an intellectual herbarium, Michael Marder ; drawings by Mathilde Roussel

The philosopher's plant : an intellectual herbarium, Michael Marder ; drawings by Mathilde Roussel

Label
The philosopher's plant : an intellectual herbarium
Title
The philosopher's plant
Title remainder
an intellectual herbarium
Statement of responsibility
Michael Marder ; drawings by Mathilde Roussel
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the elaborate vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
580
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK46
LC item number
.M36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The philosopher's plant : an intellectual herbarium, Michael Marder ; drawings by Mathilde Roussel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover ; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Herbarium Philosophicum; Part I: Ancient Plant-Souls; 1. Plato's Plane Tree; In The Shade of a Plane Tree; Heavenly and Earthly Plants; Desiring Plants, Rooted Animals, and Other Ideas; Two Grounds, Two Plants, Two Worlds?; 2. Aristotle's Wheat; Philosopher's Bread (and Butter); Potential and Actual Plants; On Being All You Can Be (Without Becoming a Plant); Chaotic Proliferations: Collapsing Distinctions; 3. Plotinus' Anonymous "Great Plant"; A Portrait of the World as Plant
  • "A Plant or a Mineral" Or GodRituals of Purification: The Plant, The Ground, And A Perforated Pot; Against a Talking Tree, Or The Unfinished Work of Disenchantment; Part III: Modern Plant-Images; 7. Leibniz's Blades of Grass; In The Bushes of a Royal Garden; A Garden Within a Garden: The Labyrinths of Vegetal Infinity; What Does a Plant Express?; The Plant As Monad: A Theoretical Conundrum; 8. Kant's Tulip; A Flower Against The System; What Can We Know About Plants?; What Can We Do With Plants?; What Can Plants Do To Us?; 9. Hegel's Grapes; From Grapes To Spirit(S)
  • Adventures In Vegetable DialecticsThe Sex Life of Plants, Or Beyond Oppositionality; The Vegetable Kernel of the Dialectical Shell; Part IV: Postmodern Plant-Subjects; 10. Heidegger's Apple Tree; Face To Face With a Blossoming Tree; The Blossoming of Being; A Plant'S "Being-In-The-World"; Do Plants Die?; 11. Derrida's Sunflowers; Three Scenes of Reading Plants; Plastic Plants, Wasted Seeds, And Other Useless Artifacts; Phytophallogocentrism; The Trouble With The Supplement And The Place of Plants; 12. Irigaray's Water Lily; Contemplating a Flower With Buddha; Flowering-With
  • Traversing the Levels of the Vegetal MindTo Stem Out the Plant In You!; The Revenge Of The Plant; Part II: Medieval Plant-Instruments; 4. Augustine's Pears; When A Saint Stole Pears; The Sheer Impossibility Of Enjoying Fruit; Antivegetal Ethics: Repressing A Weeping Fig Tree; Matter Spiritualized: The Wood Of The Cross, Divine Order, And Rustling Leaves; 5. Avicenna's Celery; Immoderate Philosophers, Excessive Plants; The Feudal Order of the Vegetal Soul, Or Aristotelianism With A Twist; What Do Plants Love?; The Aporia Of Knowing Ourselves (As Plants); 6. Maimonides' Palm Tree; Arbor Sacra
  • Vegetal Fidelities"We Still Fall Short of the Human"; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn892244492
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (442 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538138
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)892244492
  • pebcs0231538138

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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