Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics

Ecology without Nature: Rethinking Environmental Aesthetics


In Ecology with no Nature, Timothy Morton argues that the manager stumbling block to environmental considering is identical to nature itself. Ecological writers suggest a brand new worldview, yet their very zeal to maintain the wildlife leads them clear of the "nature" they revere. the matter is a symptom of the ecological disaster within which we live. Morton units out a seeming paradox: to have a effectively ecological view, we needs to relinquish the belief of nature as soon as and for all.

Ecology with no Nature investigates our ecological assumptions in a manner that's provocative and deeply attractive. Ranging broadly in eighteenth-century via modern philosophy, tradition, and heritage, he explores the price of paintings in imagining environmental tasks for the long run. Morton develops a clean vocabulary for studying "environmentality" in inventive shape in addition to content material, and lines the contexts of ecological constructs during the background of capitalism. From John Clare to John Cage, from Kierkegaard to Kristeva, from The Lord of the Rings to digital existence varieties, Ecology with no Nature widens our view of ecological feedback, and deepens our realizing of ecology itself. rather than attempting to use an concept of nature to heal what society has broken, Morton units out an intensive new kind of ecological feedback: "dark ecology."

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