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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 May 2017) 9 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Erin Fitz-Henry Abstract In 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 2019) 11 (1): 180–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., senses, and minds, not to mention our worlds, without individuating us in this targeting, as indifferent and random as the global dump that nourishes it. Disrupting metabolism at every scrambled register of existence, it waxes into what Marder calls “ontological toxicity,” the mangled parts of the dump...
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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 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 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 November 2016) 8 (2): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
... consigned to 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 175–179.
Published: 01 May 2017
... providing authoritative 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
... ontology of killing that have tended to both dominate and constrain extant scholarly analyses of death-dealing. The spatial logic of killing which this article aims to question can be readily discerned within the Oxford English Dictionary 's definition of the verb “to kill” as: “To put to death; to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 May 2019
... colonialism and capitalism, scramble conventional understandings of time, agency, and ontological categorization. Sasha Litvintseva, for example, grapples with the temporality of asbestos, noting the “unfolding of the deferred yet certain effects of asbestos on the toxic body and the unpayable debt owed to it...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a shift from a dualistic view of nature 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 245–250.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Agamben’s Franciscan Ontology.” 7. Francis, Laudato si’ , §10 (hereafter cited by section number in the text). 8. Boff, Francis of Rome and Francis of Assisi . 9. See de Vries and Sullivan, Political Theologies . 10. See, to begin, Habel, Readings from the Perspective of Earth...
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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 November 2018) 10 (2): 370–396.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-ended media practices can generate not only new forms of expression but also new values, sensibilities, and social relations. For example, as Parikka writes of artistic engagements with animal modes of communication, media experiments can help us “understand the ontological processuality of the world...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2018) 10 (2): 501–527.
Published: 01 November 2018
... compost works in various ways, with both ontological and ethical ambits. Another dimension of the figuration, however, concerns the actual practice of composting—that is, the “dirty work,” grunt work, and care labor of cultivating “unexpected collaborations and combinations.” 6 Taking both Haraway’s...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 195–205.
Published: 01 May 2014
... change. I sense that there is great ontological, epistemological and political promise in awkwardness. Awk-ward environmental humanities offers compelling alternatives to the prevalent forms of environmentalism that are becoming ascendant in the Anthropocene—an epoch whose naming threatens to negate...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2016
... inhuman in ways that are antithetical to Inuit cosmologies and 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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 Eugene F. “ The Anthropocene .” Global Change Newsletter 41 ( 2000 ): 17 – 18...