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The nature of being human : from environmentalism to consciousness

Author: Harold Fromm
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophical, critical, often personal, Fromm's sweeping, interdisciplinary, and sometimes combative essays will change the way you think about your place in the environment.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Fromm
ISBN: 9780801891298 0801891299
OCLC Number: 231164196
Description: x, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. From environmentalism to consciousness --
1. Awakening to the "environment" --
2. On being polluted --
3. From transcendence to obsolescence : a route map --
4. Air and being : the psychedelics of pollution --
5. Ecocriticism's genesis --
6. Ecology and ideology --
7. Aldo Leopold : esthetic "anthropocentrist" --
8. Postmodern ecologizing : circumference without a center --
9. The "environment" is us --
10. Ecology and ecstasy on Interstate 80 --
11. Full stomach wilderness and the suburban esthetic --
12. Coetzee's postmodern animals --
13. My science wars --
14. O, Paglia mia! --
15. A crucifix for Dracula : Wendell Berry meets Edward O. Wilson --
16. The new Darwinism in the humanities --
17. Ecocriticism's big bang --
18. Overcoming the oversoul : Emerson's evolutionary existentialism --
19. Back to bacteria : Richard Dawkins' fabulous bestiary --
20. Muses, spooks, neurons, and the rhetoric of "freedom" --
21. John Searle and his ghosts --
22. Daniel Dennett and the brick wall of consciousness --
23. The crumbling mortar of social construction --
Conclusion. My life as a robot.
Responsibility: Harold Fromm.
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Fromm's contrarian view is explored beautifully in 'Ecology and Ecstasy on Interstate 80,' declaring that 'everything human is technological' while driving through the Sierras. The closing essays Read more...

 
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