Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Cullture [NOOK Book]

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In this sequel to For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism, also published by SUNY Press, Freya Mathews argues that replacing the materialist premise of modern civilization with a panpsychist one transforms the entire fabric of culture in profound ways. She claims that the environmental crisis is a symptom of deeper issues facing modern civilization arising from the loss of the very meaning of culture. To come to grips with this crisis requires a change in the metaphysical premise of modernity deeper than ...
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Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Cullture

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Overview

In this sequel to For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism, also published by SUNY Press, Freya Mathews argues that replacing the materialist premise of modern civilization with a panpsychist one transforms the entire fabric of culture in profound ways. She claims that the environmental crisis is a symptom of deeper issues facing modern civilization arising from the loss of the very meaning of culture. To come to grips with this crisis requires a change in the metaphysical premise of modernity deeper than any as yet envisaged even by the radical ecology movement. This is a change with profound implications for the full range of existential questions and not merely for questions regarding our relationship with "nature."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791483961
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 324 KB

Meet the Author

Freya Mathews is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia. She is the editor of Ecology and Democracy and the author of The Ecological Self.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The last crane : modernity and the end of grace 3
Ch. 2 Letting the world grow old 25
Ch. 3 Becoming native 49
Ch. 4 Julia's farm : fertility 87
Ch. 5 Hamilton downs : philosophy in the field ... of being 101
Ch. 6 The white heron : grace and the native self 115
Ch. 7 The Merri Creek : to the source of the given 133
Ch. 8 Barramunga : return to the doorstep of night 165
Afterword : singing the ground 199
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