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The Resource Facing Gaia : eight lectures on the new climatic regime, Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter

Facing Gaia : eight lectures on the new climatic regime, Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter

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Facing Gaia : eight lectures on the new climatic regime
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Facing Gaia
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eight lectures on the new climatic regime
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Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter
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  • eng
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  • eng
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"The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of Nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of Nature have been continuously developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world. The situation is even more unstable today, now that we have entered an ecological mutation of unprecedented scale. Some call it the Anthropocene, but it is best described as a new climatic regime. And a new regime it certainly is, since the many unexpected connections between human activity and the natural world oblige every one of us to reopen the earlier notions of Nature and redistribute what had been packed inside. So the question now arises: what will replace the old ways of looking at Nature? This book explores a potential candidate proposed by James Lovelock when he chose the name "Gaia" for the fragile, complex system through which living phenomena modify the Earth. The fact that he was immediately misunderstood proves simply that his readers have tried to fit this new notion into an older frame, transforming Gaia into a single organism, a kind of giant thermostat, some sort of New Age goddess, or even divine Providence. In this series of lectures on "natural religion", Bruno Latour argues that the complex and ambiguous figure of Gaia offers, on the contrary, an ideal way to disentangle the ethical, political, theological, and scientific aspects of the now obsolete notion of Nature. He lays the groundwork for a future collaboration among scientists, theologians, activists, and artists as they, and we, begin to adjust to the new climatic regime"--
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Face à Gaïa
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Latour, Bruno
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QH331
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.L3313 2017
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non fiction
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1941-
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Porter, Catherine
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  • Gaia hypothesis
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Nature in literature
  • Climatic changes
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Nature
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Facing Gaia : eight lectures on the new climatic regime, Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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On the instability of the (notion of) nature -- How not to (de-)animate nature -- Gaia, a (finally secular) figure for nature -- The anthropocene and the destruction of (the image of) the globe -- How to convene the various peoples (of nature)? -- How (not) to put an end to the end of times? -- The states (of nature) between war and peace -- How to govern struggling (natural) territories
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036603222
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23 cm
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vii, 327 p
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9780745684338
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2016057696
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Facing Gaia : eight lectures on the new climatic regime, Bruno Latour ; translated by Catherine Porter
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the instability of the (notion of) nature -- How not to (de-)animate nature -- Gaia, a (finally secular) figure for nature -- The anthropocene and the destruction of (the image of) the globe -- How to convene the various peoples (of nature)? -- How (not) to put an end to the end of times? -- The states (of nature) between war and peace -- How to govern struggling (natural) territories
Control code
036603222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 327 p
Isbn
9780745684338
Lccn
2016057696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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