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Dark Ecology : For a Logic of Future Coexistence (Hardcover) (Timothy Morton)

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Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this Oedipal path inBlade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness has this form because ecological phenomena have a loop form that is also fundamental to the structure of how things are.

The logistics of agricultural society resulted in global warming and hardwired dangerous ideas about life-forms into the human mind. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think. Morton explores the logical foundations of the ecological crisis, which is suffused with the melancholy and negativity of coexistence yet evolving, as we explore its loop form, into something playful, anarchic, and comedic. His work is a skilled fusion of humanities and scientific scholarship, incorporating the findings and theories of philosophy, anthropology, literature, ecology, biology, and physics. Morton hopes to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and to help us rediscover the playfulness and joy that can brighten the dark, strange loop we traverse.

Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Philosophy, Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Ecology, Ethics + Moral Philosophy
Series Title: Wellek Library Lectures in Critical Theory
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Timothy Morton
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2016
TCIN: 50780353
UPC: 9780231177528
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-3270
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