Contributions To Phenomenology

Ontologies of Nature

Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations

Editors: Kuperus, Gerard, Oele, Marjolein (Eds.)

  • Is the first book to bring together a wide range of philosophical accounts and contemporary continental perspectives of nature
  • Uncovers both obstacles to and resources for thinking innovatively through current environmental problems
  • Brings together philosophers who connect theoretical ontologies of nature with practical and environmental reorientations
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This volume contains essays that offer both historical and contemporary views of nature, as seen through a hermeneutic, deconstructive, and phenomenological lens. It reaches back to Ancient Greek conceptions of physis in Homer and Empedocles, encompasses 13th century Zen master Dōgen, and extends to include 21st Century Continental Thought. By providing ontologies of nature from the perspective of the history of philosophy and of contemporary philosophy alike, the book shows that such perspectives need to be seen in dialogue with each other in order to offer a deeper and more comprehensive philosophy of nature. The value of the historical accounts discussed lies in discerning the conceptual problems that contribute to the dominant thinking underpinning our ecological predicament, as well as in providing helpful resources for thinking innovatively through current problems, thus recasting the past to allow for a future yet to be imagined. The book also discusses contemporary continental thinkers who are more critically aware of the dominant anthropocentric and instrumental view of nature, and who provide substantial guidance for a sensible, innovative “ontology of nature” suited for an ecology of the future. Overall, the ontologies of nature discerned in this volume are not merely of theoretical interest, but strategically serve to suspend anthropocentrism and spark ethical and political reorientation in the context of our current ecological predicament.

About the authors

Gerard Kuperus is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Ecopolitical Homelessness: Defining Place in an Unsettled World (Routledge 2016), as well as numerous articles in Continental Philosophy focusing on philosophy of nature. He has held the position of Davies Professor (2015) at the University of San Francisco.

Marjolein Oele is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of a variety of articles and book chapters that intertwine Aristotle’s philosophy with topics and figures in Continental Philosophy. Her book E-Co-Affectivity is forthcoming. She currently holds the NEH Chair at the University of San Francisco (2016-2017).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Architecture and Eternity: Physis in Nietzsche and Empedocles

    Shaw, Michael M.

    Pages 3-26

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  • The Ambivalence of Eros: Plato’s Natural Beginning(s)

    Hayes, Josh

    Pages 27-46

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  • Folding Nature Back Upon Itself: Aristotle and the Rebirth of Physis

    Oele, Marjolein

    Pages 47-66

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  • Kant’s “Other Nature”

    Nuzzo, Angelica

    Pages 69-95

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  • Hegel’s Anti-ontology of Nature

    Rand, Sebastian

    Pages 97-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ontologies of Nature
Book Subtitle
Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations
Editors
  • Gerard Kuperus
  • Marjolein Oele
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
92
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66236-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66236-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66235-0
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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