Category Archives: Nature

Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Western environmental philosophers and some of our most distinguished representatives of Asian and comparative philosophy critically consider what Asia has to offer. The first section provides an ecological world view as a basis for comparison. Subsequent sections include chapters by … Continue reading

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Anthropogenesis: Origins and Endings in the Anthropocene

If the Anthropocene represents a new epoch of thought, it also represents a new form of materiality and historicity for the human as strata and stratigrapher of the geologic record. This collision of human and inhuman histories in the strata … Continue reading

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Information and Coherence in Nature – and the Cancer of Human-World Incoherence

The presence of information in natural systems is not limited to genetic information: all aspects of the functioning of the systems that arise and evolve in nature imply the presence of information (where “information” is used in the sense analogous … Continue reading

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On Natural Capital: stocks and flows

What is natural capital? In its simplest form, natural capital refers to assets provided by nature that are either non-renewable (eg oil) or renewable (eg fish stocks). Many of the interesting challenges relate to the latter because, although such capital … Continue reading

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Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry into Knowledge

Continuing the journey begun in his acclaimed book The Cosmic Serpent, the noted anthropologist ventures firsthand into both traditional cultures and the most up-to-date discoveries of contemporary science to determine nature’s secret ways of knowing. Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered … Continue reading

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