With Nature

Nature Philosophy as Poetics through Schelling, Heidegger, Benjamin and Nancy

Warwick Mules

With Nature

Warwick Mules

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

288 pages | 4 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9781841505732 Published March 2014 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
With Nature provides new ways to think about our relationship with nature in today’s technologically mediated culture. Warwick Mules makes original connections with German critical philosophy and French poststructuralism in order to examine the effects of technology on our interactions with the natural world. In so doing, the author proposes a new way of thinking about the eco-self in terms of a careful sharing of the world with both human and non human beings. With Nature ultimately argues for a poetics  of everyday life that affirms the place of the human-nature relation as a creative and productive site for ecological self-renewal and redirection.



Introduction: Wanted – A Nature Philosophy

Part 1: The Things of Nature

1. Nature Otherwise

2. Saying Nature

Part 2: Nature Philosophy

3. Schelling after Kant

4. Unground

5. Positive Freedom

6. Virtual Nature

Part 3: Poetics

7. Heidegger’s Thing

8. Poetics: Benjamin and Celan

Part 4: Technology

9. Benjamin: Collapsing Nature

10. Nancy: Renaturing and Bio Art

Conclusion: Towards Ecopoetics




Review Quotes
Environmental History
With Nature contains numerous discussions of the work of Friedrich Schelling, Martin Heidegger, and Walter Benjamin that will stimulate philosophers with an interest in ontology.”
Electronic Green Journal
With Nature is an intriguing exploration of philosophical thought which seeks to explain and understand our relationship with nature.”
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