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The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium #2020

The Philosopher s Plant An Intellectual Herbarium Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life philosophers have used germination growth blossoming fruition reproduction and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts mentioned plants in pa

  • Title: The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium
  • Author: Michael Marder Mathilde Roussel
  • ISBN: 9780231169035
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium By Michael Marder Mathilde Roussel, Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass and recommended appropriate meDespite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants.In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries Choosing twelve botanical specimens that correspond to twelve significant philosophers, he recasts the development of philosophy through the evolution of human and plant relations A philosophical history for the postmetaphysical age, The Philosopher s Plant reclaims the organic heritage of human thought With the help of vegetal images, examples, and metaphors, the book clears a path through philosophy s tangled roots and dense undergrowth, opening up the discipline to all readers.

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    1. Reviewed at The DinglehopperI may not be a philosopher, but I might be a plant.The Philosopher s Plant An Intellectual Herbarium is a difficult provocative book that takes a creative approach to the history of philosophy and the philosophy of plant life.Marder has written a text that can be read in multiple ways, which is always ambitious and seldom successful Following the course of Western philosophy from Plato through Augustine, Leibniz, and Derrida to Irigaray, each of the twelve chapters is [...]

    2. The Philosopher s Plant is a lovely series of explorations of philosophy in the light of postmodern ecology, a turning of the mental eye from the world of the abstract back to the world of the physical an attempt at organic food for thought, if you will Roughly following the timeline of Western philosophy from Plato to Luce Irigaray, we can follow a path or wander, plow ahead or meander through this intellectual herbarium, touching, tasting, sniffing, and engaging the physical senses in addition [...]

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