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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 17–54.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Hans Blumenberg Copyright © 2000 Qui Parle 2000 "IMITATION OF NATURE": TOWARD A PREHISTORY OF THE IDEA OF THE CREATIVE BEING Hans Blumenberg I For almost two thousand years, it seemed as if the conclusive and final answer...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 65–93.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Peter Skafish Copyright © 2016 Qui Parle 2016 The Descola Variations The Ontological Geography of Beyond Nature and Culture peter skafish Much about Philippe Descola is exactly what you end up decid- ing you might have expected from someone holding a chair at the Collège de...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 121–158.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Karen Barad Nature’s Queer Performativity karen barad “Acts against nature”—what beastly images are conjured by this phrase? When “acts against nature” are committed, the crimes are of no small measure. Moral indignation is oozing forth, like amoe- bas through Texas soil, and lives...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 137–177.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Anne-Lise François Copyright © 2016 Qui Parle 2016 “Shadow Boxing” Empty Blows, Practice Steps, and Nature’s Hold anne- lise françois Shadow Boxing Obsessive prohibitions possess an extraordinary capacity for displacement; they make use of almost any form...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 103–135.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of natural history. As the novel culminates in images and concepts that are essentially nonhuman, inhuman, or posthuman in character, it demonstrates an exacting knowledge of what the present is only now beginning to realize: after two world wars and humanity’s recent entry into what is called the age...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 119–157.
Published: 01 June 2021
... criticized Simon for the performative nature of his artificially intelligent systems, mainly for his positivism, but he defended his positivism based on his belief that symbolic computation could stand in for any reality and in fact shape that reality. Simon was not looking to actually re-create human...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Anna Wertz Copyright © 2000 Qui Parle 2000 ON THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATIVE BEING: INTRODUCING HANS BLUMENBERG Anna Wertz "The Imitation of Nature," first published in the interdiscipli- nary journal Studium Generale in 1957, is arguably the most nu- anced...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 5–21.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of global warming (or climate change as the more encompassing term), overconsumption of limited natural resources, and the toxic saturation of everything from industrialized food systems and chil- dren’s toys to Hungarian villages. Increasingly spectacular pressure points of environmental catastrophe...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 77–103.
Published: 01 June 2000
... they can coexist method- ologically within the rhetorical project of Rorty's neopragmatism. I The metaphorological foundation of neopragmatism is evident very early on in Rorty's work. In Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, for instance, Rorty...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 275–297.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., a fertile dust. Unpredict- able landscapes take shape in the sky. Chance organizes the details, exploits all possible vectors for the distribution of species. Everything is conducive to travel, from ma- rine currents to shoe soles. Travel essentially belongs to animals. Nature charters berry-eating...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., as being unhealthy and abnormal, as in need of cure. Rosemarie Gar- land Thomson writes, “Domesticated within the laboratory and the textbook, what was once the prodigious monster, the fanciful freak, the strange and subtle curiosity of nature, has become today the abnormal...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 105–126.
Published: 01 June 2000
... the situation of inadequate adapta- BLUMENBERG'S OPENING MOVE 111 tion — concentrates and frames all the compensatory elements, like linguistic gestures and techniques. What Blumenberg questions is the opposition between human nature and institution...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2009
... perspicuously presented in im- ages of animals who have lost their natural place, lost the possi- bility of living an animal life in becoming subject to the demands of culture, subject to forces beyond their control—culture become force. At the very beginning of Austerlitz, the narrator recalls vis...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 December 2011
... feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness deep down things. Gerard Manley Hopkins, “God’s Grandeur” The experience of nothingness comes neither from concepts nor from grammatical negation in sentences. Graham Harman...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the end is that you cannot go on. And there is no view. Roger Brucker and Richard Watson, The Longest Cave Nature and technology are for most people mutually exclusive realms. Many sympathize with Richard Louv’s judgment in Last Child in the Woods that generations born since the 1970s...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 89–124.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the intimate connection between power and knowledge with respect to products of the “non- living” natural sciences and engineering. Although he has been criticized for un- derstating colonialism’s importance for the growth of European knowledge,7 Latour does provide new tools...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 87–115.
Published: 01 December 2011
... it, “ecocritics are not agreed on what constitutes the basic principle in ecocriticism, whether it is bios, or nature or environment or place or earth or land. Since there is no consensus, there is no common defi nition.”2 Partly for that reason, even the choice of basic rubric has been...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 249–278.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Betina González-Azcárate; Joshua Lund Copyright © 2012 Qui Parle 2012 Mining the Tropics Burton’s Brazil and the History of Empire betina gonzález-azcárate and joshua lund Anthropos and his works are to the land he holds, what life is to the body; without them Nature lies...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 June 2000
... that art should imitate nature. Blumenberg explains how art and science, now fully emancipated fields of hu- man endeavor; were both subsumed by the Greeks under the con- cept of techne, and made subject to the teleology of nature. As Anna Wertz writes in her introduction to the piece, Blumenberg...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- ditions of human changeableness."9 Many philosophical anthropolo- gists, including Blumenberg, ground their speculations about man's Wesen or "essence" in the natural scientific theories of their day, on the premise that man is first of all a biological organism. Though...