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Chronology of Science and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, Jason Scott Robert, Joey Eschrich, and Mary Drago (eds)

in Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The editors provide a brief chronology of important dates in the history of science in the context of Mary Shelley’s life and important aspects of the novel.


Adieu to Negativity: Deleuze

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze is the most explicitly and consistent affirmative thinker. This chapter analyses the origin of this orientation in his reading of Henri Bergson’s vitalism. The use of Bergson allows ... More


Immeasurable Life: Negri

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Antonio Negri has presented one of the most convincing articulations of affirmation as necessary to the constitution of a radical communist politics. In this chapter his work on political ontology ... More


The Garden in the Machine:: Biomimetic Hybrids and the Tragedy of Singular Use

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter positions Thomas Pynchon's encyclopedic novel Gravity's Rainbow alongside recent models of human-object interactions such as biomimetics, actor-network theory, and new vitalism. ... More


The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E. H. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The present volume advances a recent historiographical turn towards the intersection of early modern philosophy and the life sciences by bringing together many of its leading scholars to present the ... More


Epigenesis as Spinozism in Diderot’s Biological Project

Charles T. Wolfe

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Diderot’s natural philosophy, which emerges some decades prior to the appearance of the term ‘biology’ in the 1790s, is profoundly ‘biologistic’. Both the metaphysics of vital matter in D’Alembert’s ... More


Making Music Speak

Andrew H. Clark (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the manner in which music was seen in the eighteenth century as a common good. In both religious and secular communities it was envisaged as a strategic means to effect and ... More


From Nature to Matter

Jane Bennett

in Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251414
eISBN:
9780823252923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, Jane Bennett questions whether discourses of nature or second nature are capable of pressing us to attend to the “force of things.” Bennett argues that a “politics of vital ... More


Landscaping Nature’s Otherness in Pre-1960s Terraforming and Proto-Gaian Stories

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings to bear environmental philosopher Keekok Lee’s three fundamental environmental theses (the Asymmetry, Autonomy and No-Teleology Theses) to consider how science fiction constructs ... More


Birth

Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fourth chapter asks why the figure of the child continues to circulate at all. What sentiments attaches to the child under conditions of neoliberalism and its regimes of flexible accumulation? ... More


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