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A Defense for the Concept of Nature

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The concept of nature is under attack from a number of contemporary researchers on ecology. This seems alarming considering the current struggle to establish the anthropogenic, i.e. non-natural origin of climate changes and mass extinction. The paper picks out three examples of “nature denial” from influential writers – Steven Vogel, Timothy Morton, Bruno Latour - and tries to show that without a concept of nature their theories are incoherent. Finally, the paper points to Gernot Böhme for a philosophy of body and nature that can evade the apories the three other writers are messed up in.
Bidragets oversatte titelEt forsvar for naturbegrebet
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDanish Yearbook of Philosophy
ISSN0070-2749
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 8 jul. 2022

    Forskningsområder

  • nature, human being, human-nonhuman-relation, body, Anthropocene, climate, environmental epistemology, Vogel, Morton, Latour, Böhme.

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