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Matter and desire : an erotic ecology / Andreas Weber ; translated by Rory Bradley ; foreword by John Elder.

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Etna Library 304.2 WEB 31257000288299 New items Checked out 06/12/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781603586979 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xv, 236 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]

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"In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process-constantly transforming the self through contact with others, desiring ever more life. In clever and surprising ways, Weber recognizes that love-the impulse to establish connections, to intermingle, to weave our existence poetically together with that of other beings-is a foundational principle of reality. The fact that we disregard this principle lies at the core of a global crisis of meaning that plays out in the avalanche of species loss and in our belief that the world is a dead mechanism controlled through economic efficiency. Although rooted in scientific observation, Matter and Desire becomes a tender philosophy for the Anthropocene, a "poetic materialism," that closes the gap between mind and matter. Ultimately, Weber discovers, in order to save life on Earth-and our own meaningful existence as human beings-we must learn to love."
Language Note:
Translated from German.
Subject: Human ecology > Philosophy.
Philosophy of nature.
Mind and body.

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