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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Erin Fitz-Henry AbstractIn this article I pose a series of questions about the relationships between the temporal rhythms of late capitalism and the flourishing of those relational “onto-epistemologies” so celebrated by recent theorists of the ontological turn. Bringing together recent research in...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 169–186.
Published: 01 May 2013
... re-emerged after the Dark and Middle Ages (Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Newton) followed by a correlative revolution in moral philosophy (Hobbes, Hume, Kant). In particular, moral ontology (externally related individuals) reflected the ontology of physics (externally related atoms). Individuals...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 398–417.
Published: 01 November 2017
... part of worlding processes and projects that further these frontiers. The emphasis on “microbial ontologies” is designed to draw attention to the increasing expediency of conceptualizing extreme earthly ecologies as analogues for other planetary worlds, as a way of tracing the relational trajectories...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... choreograph an ontological state. Conducting an outmoded pregnancy test with live Xenopus frogs, we probed the contours of this gap. As we took an antiquated bioassay out of medical archives, we conducted a performative experiment—an intervention that blurred the boundaries between performance art, science...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 May 2016
... capitalism as ontological project—using the stone as a lens to explore imaginaries of relational personhood, the distribution of harm, and the limits of vulnerability. In closing, the article relates the “life” of the stone to ongoing discussions about the Anthropocene and how to develop novel, more...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 55–75.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ontological question of what it means to be free human beings in the world of nature, intended as a finite, temporal world. From an ecocritical perspective, Badlands' 1950s setting lends itself to a retrospective illumination of the forces that have contributed to the present problematic human-nature relation...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the implications of ME for the environmental humanities in general and for Anthropocene narratives in particular. ME relies on non-Darwinian evolutionary principles. In common with other branches of Earth system science, it also destabilizes prevailing ontological categories. Life becomes more...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
... history. However, the rise of indigenous politics in Latin America and elsewhere seems to undermine this triumphalist and monochrome narrative by provincializing Western ontology—positioning it simply as one ontology among many and thereby opening the possibility of a radical new politics of the earth...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 175–179.
Published: 01 May 2017
... representations of nature. The groundwork for this wholesale reconceptualization of nature through the lens of resilience was laid by the postwar naturalization of cybernetic language; cybernetics and systems theories are far from being ethically, politically, or ontologically neutral. Think, for example, of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... bounded individual subjects, bodies, and organisms. For troubling the association between killing and individuality holds the potential to unsettle several common-sense suppositions about the spatiality and ontology of killing that have tended to both dominate and constrain extant scholarly analyses of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and the human(ised) as opposites to an ontological spectrum of more or less intertwined stages. 7 In this article, I discuss the representations of purity and naturalness and the potential that art holds in a dialogue with Stephens' proposition. I analyse representations of nature as brand and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Empire , 413. 5. Boron, Empire and Imperialism , 99. 6. Agamben, Highest Poverty , xiii. On the Franciscanism of both Negri and Agamben, see Chiesa, “Giorgio Agamben’s Franciscan Ontology.” 7. Francis, Laudato si’ , §10 (hereafter cited by section number in the text). 8. Boff, Francis of Rome and...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 149–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... tandem with natural philosophy. In particular, the atomism and determinism of some Presocratic philosophers provoked counter arguments from Plato and Aristotle, while others tried to mould a ‘social ontology’ to fit the preceding ‘natural ontology.’ The move from natural philosophy to social and moral...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... nonetheless awkward tracings of our metabolic connections to birdlife. 33 Auks become near-human ambassadors for ecological anxieties about (over)fishing, waste disposal and climate change. I sense that there is great ontological, epistemological and political promise in awkwardness. Awk-ward environmental...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... - 166 . Open Humanities Press, an imprint of Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library , 2012 . Coole Diana and Frost Samantha , eds. New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2010 . Crutzen Paul J. and Stoermer...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ultimately damaging to Inuit ways of being. Their central concern is the ways in which Canada's neo-colonial waste and wasting inheritances have reconfigured Inuit human-animal relational ontologies, and continue to “haunt current and future generations” of Canadians. Through engaging with the figure of the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 341–358.
Published: 01 November 2017
... challenge current ideas about inclusion and exclusion, contains within it an ontological sleight of hand. For decades STS scholarship has taken pains to demonstrate how scientific knowledge, far from having direct access to the world in-itself, is no less mediated, situated, politicized, and contingent than...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
... environments—the dynamics that, they believed, maintained ecosystems in a steady-state equilibrium. From these efforts emerged a distinct understanding of the ontology of the natural world, as one defined by the interplay between complexity and stability: the more complex a system—the more mechanisms it...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
... queries the coherence of the modern human, 5 understood as an individual and ontologically separate island. 6 It suggests that being human is a multispecies achievement, dependent on the “corporeal generosity” 7 of microbial life. Anxieties have been expressed that the human superorganism is...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 May 2014
... would Aristarchus have been able to contrive his model but for the deficiencies of Eudoxus's geocentric model, which was developed in Plato's Academy. 2 Newton adopted the ontology of Leucippus and Democritus (each atom perfectly exemplifying Parmenides's characterization of being, by the way). 3...