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The Philosopher's Plant free pdf Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts- mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions- spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass- and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries. Choosing twelve botanical specimens that correspond to twelve significant philosophers, he recasts the development of philosophy through the evolution of human and plant relations. A philosophical history for the postmetaphysical age, The Philosopher's Plant reclaims the organic heritage of human thought. With the help of vegetal images, examples, and metaphors, the book clears a path through philosophy's tangled roots and dense undergrowth, opening up the discipline to all readers.

About Michael Marder

Michael Marder is IKERBASQUE Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz. He is the author of The Event of the Thing: Derrida's Post-Deconstructive Realism- Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt- Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life- Phenomena-Critique-Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology- and the forthcoming Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze. Mathilde Roussel is a French artist and sculptor who has taught and exhibited widely in the United States.

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Author : Michael Marder
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 28 November 2014
ISBN : 0231169027
EAN : 9780231169028
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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