With Nature (Book)

Nature Philosophy as Poetics through Schelling, Heidegger, Benjamin and Nancy

With Nature provides new ways to think about our relationship with nature in today’s technologically mediated culture. Warwick Mules makes original connections with German critical philosophy and French poststructuralism in order to examine the effects of technology on our interactions with the natural world. In so doing, the author proposes a new way of thinking about the eco-self in terms of a careful sharing of the world with both human and non human beings.

With Nature ultimately argues for a poetics  of everyday life that affirms the place of the human-nature relation as a creative and productive site for ecological self-renewal and redirection.

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With Nature provides new ways to think about our relationship with nature in today’s technologically mediated culture. Warwick Mules makes original connections with German critical philosophy and French poststructuralism in order to examine the effects of technology on our interactions with the natural world. In so doing, the author proposes a new way of thinking about the eco-self in terms of a careful sharing of the world with both human and non-human beings. With Nature ultimately argues for a poetics of everyday life that affirms the place of the human-nature relation as a creative and productive site for ecological self-renewal and redirection.

Warwick Mules is an honourary research fellow in the scholl of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland.

Introduction: Wanted – A Nature Philosophy 

Part I: The Things of Nature 

Chapter 1: Nature Otherwise 

Chapter 2: Saying Nature

Part II: Nature Philosophy 

Chapter 3: Schelling after Kant 

Chapter 4: Unground 

Chapter 5: Positive Freedom 

Chapter 6: Virtual Nature

Part III: Poetics 

Chapter 7: Heidegger’s Thing 

Chapter 8: Poetics: Benjamin and Celan

Part IV: Technology 

Chapter 9: Benjamin: Collapsing Nature 

Chapter 10: Nancy: Renaturing and Bio Art 

Conclusion: Towards Ecopoetics 

'With Nature contains numerous discussions of the work of Friedrich Schelling, Martin Heidegger, and Walter Benjamin that will stimulate philosophers with an interest in ontology'

Environmental History, Jonathan Allen
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