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Technics of Nature and Temporality: Uexküll’s Ethology

Jussi Parikka

in Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667390
eISBN:
9781452947075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667390.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter focuses on Jakob von Uexküll’s ethology, particularly the conceptual animal—the tick. Through the tick, Uexküll was able to have substantial insights into the dynamic notion of ... More


Geography, Biology, and Politics

Jeff Malpas

in Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to address the relationship between the thinking that adopts a holistic or ecological conception of the relation between human being and the environing world, and that which ... More


Making Space for Animal Dwelling: Worlding with Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

Ron Broglio

in Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672967
eISBN:
9781452947334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672967.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores animal worlds and provides a central conversation about a theory of animal surfaces. It analyzes Rainer Maria Rilke’s notion in Eighth Duino Elegy, where he says that the animal ... More


Life and Biology: The Animal World

Beth Cykowski

in Heidegger's Metaphysical Abyss: Between the Human and the Animal

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198865407
eISBN:
9780191897764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865407.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Heidegger’s understanding of life by analysing his appraisal of early twentieth-century biology. The chapter places this appraisal into the context of Heidegger’s overall aim of ... More


Animality, Biopolitics, and Umwelt in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide

Robin Chen-Hsing Tsai

in Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Tsai explores Ghosh’s novel in relation to intersecting histories of both human and nonhuman violence. Set in the tide country of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and India, the novel dramatizes ... More


Tomás Saraceno and the Ethics of the Sublime in the Aerocene

Joanna Page

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This essay approaches a number of key works by the Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno (currently resident in Berlin) through the paradox of the sublime, which points simultaneously to the limits of the ... More


Let the Dead Be

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the relationship between psychotics and animals. As Ludwig Binswanger comes close to working through a phenomenology of the psychotherapeutic setting toward a social ontology ... More


“There Is No World”: Deconstruction, Theoretical Biology, and the Creative Universe

Cary Wolfe

in Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Jacques Derrida’s counterintuitive statement that “there is no world” reaches back to the pioneering work of Jakob von Uexküll in theoretical biology in the early twentieth century on human and ... More


Play Bally

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the relationship between animals and humans by focusing on the work of psychoanalyst Gustav Bally. In his study of animals and humans, first published in 1945, Bally entered a ... More


Prelude: Listening to the Universe

Andrew Hicks

in Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

The Prelude lays the groundwork for this study through a brief consideration of the modern fascination with the audibility of the universe and sets out four primary claims pursued throughout the ... More


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