The distortion of nature's image : reification and the ecological crisis / Damian Gerber.Material type: TextSeries: SUNY series in new political science: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781438473567; 1438473567Subject(s): Global environmental change -- Social aspects | Human ecology | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Social ecology | Capitalism -- Environmental aspects | NATURE -- Ecology | Capitalism -- Environmental aspects | Global environmental change -- Social aspects | Human ecology | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Social ecologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Distortion of nature's image.DDC classification: 304.2/8 LOC classification: GE149 | .G465 2019ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Ecology and Critical Theory; On Some Limitations of Contemporary Nature Ontologies; Reification and the Historical Context of Nature Philosophy; The Dialectic of the Nature-Concept; The Concept of Dialectical Naturalism; Chapter One: Anti-Naturalism, the Bourgeois Enlightenment, and the Modern Origins of a Dialectical Naturalism; The Becoming of Nature; Epistemology and the Bourgeois Image of Nature; The Kantian "Block" and the Distancing of Reason from Nature; An Alternative Perspective on Kant: Schiller's Aesthetic Letters
Fichte's Nature-Concept as the Non-Ego"The Struggle of Spirit with Itself "; Hegel's Critique of the Concept of Natural Law; The Representation of Nature as Reification; Hegel's Doctrine of the Notion; The Anti-Naturalism of "Spirit" and the Limits of Hegel's Idealism; Feuerbachian Interlude; Chapter Two: Nature in Marx and Anarchism; Marx and the Historicization of Nature; The Younger Marx's Naturalism; The Concept of Nature in Marx's Middle Period and the Ethical Dimension of Marx's Anti-Naturalism; Beyond the Limits of Marx's Nineteenth Century
Post-Proudhonian Anarchism and the Persistence of Mythopoeic NaturalismNature Against Itself: The Contradictions of Bakunin's "Natural Human Society"; The Ambiguities of Kropotkin's Concept of "Anarchist Morality"; Digression: On the Historical Scars of Nature Philosophy; The Self-Contradictory Historicism of Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid" Thesis; Naturalism as Politics; The Determinate Negation of Kropotkin's Theory of Society; The Necessity of a Dialectical Naturalism; Chapter Three: Recovering a Dialectical Naturalism; The Basis of a Dialectical Naturalism
Precursory Models of Dialectical NaturalismThe Nature Dialectic of Fourier's Utopia; Lukács's Critique of the Concept of Nature in Bourgeois History; Bloch's Notion of "Technological Contact"; Murray Bookchin's Social Ecology; The Critique of Neo-Kantian Philosophy; Recovering Reason and the Bookchin-Eckersley Debate on Ecological Ethics; Ecologizing the Dialectic; The Nature-Concept and the Anthropology of Hierarchy; Turning Points as Negative Dialectics; Urbanism, Ecology, and the Historical Mediation of Nature's Image; From Techne to Technology
Communalism and the Civic Dimension of Revolutionary ActivityToward a Communalist Image of Nature; Epilogue; Appendix: Theses on Communalism; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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