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Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone. For too long stone has served as an unexamined metaphor for the “really real”: blunt factuality, nature’s curt ... More


Excursus: A Heart Unknown

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stone’s function as human memorial is discussed.


Afterword: Iceland

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Iceland offers a lesson of stone’s impermanence: it moves like any liquid, restless and ephemeral.


From Modernity to Sustainability

James Miller

in China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231175869
eISBN:
9780231544535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Modernity tends to frame religion as private spirituality and nature as objective materiality, each divorced from the other. Sinological scholarship on Daoism has tended to work within this framework ... More


Introduction: Stories of Stone

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction maps how a geologically-inflected materialism opens new literary vistas. It discusses Job, Aldo Leopold, Bruno Latour, Graham Harman, Sisyphus and others of geological note.


Geophilia: The Love of Stone

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The first chapter examines geophilia, a shared desire between humans and stones for endurance, creativity, and art.


Excursus: The Weight of the Past

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The author explores Bordeaux, Paris, and Montparnasse and contemplates stone’s legacy in the city.


Time: The Insistence of Stone

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Time” looks at deep time as understood now and in the Middle Ages, detailing how fossils arrive into history rich with stories of cataclysm and a call to inventiveness.


Force: The Adventure of Stone

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Force” investigates how stone works as both a magnet, drawing attention and desire, and a propulsive force, disrupting and moving just when we assume bedrock to be still.


Excursus: Geologic

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The author explores Scotland and ponders how stone represents a people’s history.


Soul: The Life of Stone

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816692576
eISBN:
9781452950785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692576.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Life” considers how some people have been locked into a Stone Age by others in order to dispossess them, then details how stone’s liveliness provides a countermovement and queer vitality.


Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679973
eISBN:
9781452948737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679973.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Emphasizing sustainability, balance, and the natural, green dominates our thinking about ecology like no other color. What about the catastrophic, the disruptive, the inaccessible, and the excessive? ... More


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