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dc.contributor.authorWoodard, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:44:13Z
dc.identifier1004505
dc.identifierOCN: 945782697
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25590
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/28157
dc.description.abstractFor too long, the Earth has been used to ground thought instead of bending it; such grounding leaves the planet as nothing but a stage for phenomenology, deconstruction, or other forms of anthropocentric philosophy. In far too much continental philosophy, the Earth is a cold, dead place enlivened only by human thought—either as a thing to be exploited, or as an object of nostalgia. Geophilosophy seeks instead to question the ground of thinking itself, the relation of the inorganic to the capacities and limits of thought. This book constructs an eclectic variant of geophilosophy through engagements with digging machines, nuclear waste, cyclones and volcanoes, giant worms, secret vessels, decay, subterranean cities, hell, demon souls, black suns, and xenoarcheaology, via continental theory (Nietzsche, Schelling, Deleuze, et alia) and various cultural objects such as horror films, videogames, and weird Lovecraftian fictions, with special attention to Speculative Realism and the work of Reza Negarestani. In a time where the earth as a whole is threatened by ecological collapse, On an Ungrounded Earth generates a perversely realist account of the earth as a dynamic engine materially invading and upsetting our attempts to reduce it to merely the ground beneath our feet.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCF Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
dc.subject.othergeophilosophy
dc.subject.otherspeculative realism
dc.subject.othernature
dc.subject.otherdark vitalism
dc.subject.otherscience fiction
dc.titleOn an Ungrounded Earth: Towards a New Geophilosophy
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0025.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy12970da4-0116-4486-b8be-fc9756703ab1
oapen.relation.isbn9780615785387
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages118
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY


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