New Visions of Nature

Complexity and Authenticity

Editors: Drenthen, Martin A. M., Keulartz, F.W. Jozef, Proctor, James (Eds.)

  • Examines human attitudes towards nature
  • Presents three hot topics that are currently being widely discussed within the scientific community
  • Features critically peer reviewed essays, providing a balanced publication on the subject matter
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Contemporary visions of nature have been deeply affected by the ongoing interaction and interpenetration of science, nature, and society. These new visions appear to be more complex than older visions of nature and at the same time they seem to challenge our notions of authenticity.

"New Visions of Nature" focuses on the emergence of these new visions of complex nature in three domains. The first selection of essays reflects public visions of nature, that is, nature as it is experienced, encountered, and instrumentalized by diverse publics.  The second selection zooms in on micro nature and explores the world of contemporary genomics. The final section returns to the macro world and discusses the ethics of place in present-day landscape philosophy and environmental ethics.

The contributions to this volume explore perceptual and conceptual boundaries between the human and the natural, or between an ‘out there’ and ‘in here.’ They attempt to specify how nature has been publicly and genomically constructed, known and described through metaphors and re-envisioned in terms of landscape and place. By parsing out and rendering explicit these divergent views, the volume asks for a re-thinking of our relationship with nature.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Nature in Motion

    Drenthen, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Technological Nature – And the Problem When Good Enough Becomes Good

    Kahn, Peter H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-40

  • They Could Have Used a Robot: Technology, Nature Experience and Human Flourishing

    Schermer, Maartje

    Pages 41-46

  • The Authenticity of Nature: An Exploration of Lay People’s Interpretations in the Netherlands

    Born, Riyan J.G. (et al.)

    Pages 47-66

  • The Hierarchical and Unconscious Mind: Reflections on the Authenticity of Nature

    Jacobs, Maarten H.

    Pages 67-73

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9181-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Visions of Nature
Book Subtitle
Complexity and Authenticity
Editors
  • Martin A. M. Drenthen
  • F.W. Jozef Keulartz
  • James Proctor
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2611-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2611-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2610-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9181-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 285
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