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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Maggie M.
dc.contributor.authorOverbey, Karen Eileen
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.submitted2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:44:08Z
dc.identifier1004506
dc.identifierOCN: 945782712
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25589
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/39717
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::A The arts::AC History of art / art & design styles::ACK History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400
dc.subject.otherart history
dc.subject.othermedieval architecture
dc.subject.otherobjects
dc.subject.otherbook history
dc.subject.otherart theory
dc.titleTransparent Things: A Cabinet
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0026.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy12970da4-0116-4486-b8be-fc9756703ab1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namepunctum books
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://punctumbooks.com
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages88
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY


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