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Against Nature

Against Nature ebook ISBN: 9780791430453
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Steven Vogel
Number of Pages: 225 
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Against Nature examines the history of the concept of nature in the tradition of Critical Theory, with chapters on Lukacs, Horkheimer and Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas. It argues that the tradition has been marked by significant difficulties with respect to that concept; that these problems are relevant to contemporary environmental philosophy as well; and that a solution to them requires taking seriously--and literally--the idea of nature as socially constructed.

Against Nature

Against Nature ebook ISBN: 0486826619
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Author: Joris K. Huysmans
Number of Pages: 208 
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A classic account of the quest for enlarged experience and new sensations, this 1884 novel scandalized Victorian critics with its break from naturalism and embrace of fin-de-siècle decadence.

À Rebours (Édition enrichie)

À Rebours (Édition enrichie) ebook ISBN: 2072655900
Publisher: Editions Gallimard
Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
Number of Pages: 448 
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Édition enrichie de Marc Fumaroli comportant une préface et un dossier sur l’œuvre. La Bible de l'esprit décadent et de la "charogne" 1900. À travers le personnage de des Esseintes, Huysmans n'a pas seulement résumé, immortalisé les torpeurs, les langueurs, les névroses vénéneuses et perverses du siècle finissant. Des Esseintes est aussi un héros kierkegaardien, à la fois grotesque et pathétique, une des plus fortes figures de l'angoisse qu'ait laissées notre littérature. Fils spirituel de René et de la génération du mal du siècle, il annonce à bien des égards le Bardamu de Céline et le Roquentin de La Nausée.

Against Nature

Against Nature ebook ISBN: 014190660X
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
Number of Pages: 288 
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The hero of this curious novel is des Esseintes, a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa. Here, accompanied only by a couple of silent servants, he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems, and complex perfumes and embarks on a series of increasingly strange aesthetic experiments, starting with the decision to give his giant pet tortoise a jewel-encrusted shell...

Against Nature

Against Nature ebook ISBN: 1907650318
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Author: J.-K. Huysmans
Number of Pages: 200 
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Against Nature is Huysmans's great fin-de-siècle novel anticipating many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarmé and Poe. 'It will be the biggest fiasco of the year - but I don't care a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I had to say.' As J -K Huysmans announced in 1884, Against Nature was fated to be a novel like no other. The hero, des Esseintes, is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa. Here, accompanied only by a couple of silent servants, he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems, and complex perfumes and embarks on a series of increasingly strange aesthetic experiments, starting with the decision to give his giant pet tortoise a jewel-encrusted shell... "Huysmans' study of obsession and aesthetics got up no end of reviewers' noses on its 1884 publication. It�s not hard to see why: decadent aristocrat Jean Floressas des Esseintes, afflicted by nerves so grievous they cause his spine to freeze when he sees a servant wringing out washing, takes turns kicking out at classical poets, modern novelists and the church. The poor are grotesque, the rich are decaying and the bourgeoisie simply insufferable. Only Dickens, Baudelaire and the odd enema provide respite. Cloistered in an opulent house in the suburbs of Paris, Des Esseintes undertakes a series of experiments in living which prove to be an absolute hoot. He decorates an unfortunate tortoise with precious stones, tries to go to England, but only makes it as far as a nearby pub, and attempts to turn an urchin into a killer by buying him credit at a brothel. This largely plotless mix of bilious satire, broad comedy and literary criticism may have lost some of its immediacy, but it remains a captivating, contradictory work of art." James Smart in The Guardian

Against Nature

Against Nature ebook ISBN: 0262353814
Publisher: MIT Press
Author: Lorraine Daston
Number of Pages: 96 
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A pithy work of philosophical anthropology that explores why humans find moral orders in natural orders. Why have human beings, in many different cultures and epochs, looked to nature as a source of norms for human behavior? From ancient India and ancient Greece, medieval France and Enlightenment America, up to the latest controversies over gay marriage and cloning, natural orders have been enlisted to illustrate and buttress moral orders. Revolutionaries and reactionaries alike have appealed to nature to shore up their causes. No amount of philosophical argument or political critique deters the persistent and pervasive temptation to conflate the “is” of natural orders with the “ought” of moral orders. In this short, pithy work of philosophical anthropology, Lorraine Daston asks why we continually seek moral orders in natural orders, despite so much good counsel to the contrary. She outlines three specific forms of natural order in the Western philosophical tradition—specific natures, local natures, and universal natural laws—and describes how each of these three natural orders has been used to define and oppose a distinctive form of the unnatural. She argues that each of these forms of the unnatural triggers equally distinctive emotions: horror, terror, and wonder. Daston proposes that human reason practiced in human bodies should command the attention of philosophers, who have traditionally yearned for a transcendent reason, valid for all species, all epochs, even all planets.

Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage ebook ISBN:
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Author: Horace Bushnell
Number of Pages: 184 
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The author expresses the opinion that suffrage for women would upset the natural order of things.

Crimes against Nature

Crimes against Nature ebook ISBN: 0520957938
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Karl Jacoby
Number of Pages: 332 
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Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Crimes Against Nature

Crimes Against Nature ebook ISBN: 0313384649
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Author: Don Liddick
Number of Pages: 299 
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This comprehensive analysis of garbage trafficking, wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, and illegal logging highlights the difficulty in balancing human interests and environmental responsibility. * Provides a comprehensive overview of environmental damage worldwide from illicit industries * Includes coverage of key environmental regulations, including the Basel Convention, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the Lacey Act * Presents a chronology of the development of illegal industries and the advent of legislation intended to fight these exploitative businesses * Includes seven tables relevant to garbage trafficking, wildlife trafficking, and illegal fishing * A bibliography and endnotes with each chapter document the sources used

Cities Against Nature

Cities Against Nature ebook ISBN: 9780516055107
Publisher: Children\'s Press(CT)
Author: Nancy Bruning
Number of Pages: 127 
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Examines the relationship of our cities to the environment and suggests ways to build new cities on ecologically sound principles.

Games Against Nature

Games Against Nature ebook ISBN: 9780521655354
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Robert Harms
Number of Pages: 276 
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Robert Harms explores nature and culture in the story of the Nunu, who live in and around the swampy floodplains of the Zaire River. Increasing population impinged upon the limits of available resources in the late eighteenth century, eventually resulting in civil war in the 1960s.

Crimes Against Nature

Crimes Against Nature ebook ISBN: 1134733410
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Rob White
Number of Pages: 328 
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Crimes Against Nature provides a systematic account and analysis of the key concerns of green criminology, written by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book draws upon the disciplines of environmental studies, environmental sociology and environmental management as well as criminology and socio-legal studies, and draws upon a wide range of examples of crimes against the environment – ranging from toxic waste, logging, wildlife smuggling, bio-piracy, the use and transport of ozone depleting substances through to illegal logging and fishing, water pollution and animal abuse. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 sets out theoretical approaches and perspectives on the subject; Part 2 explores the (national and international) dimensions of environmental crime and the explanations for it; Part 3 deals with the range of responses to environmental crime - environmental law enforcement, regulation, environmental crime prevention and the role of global institutions and movements.

Summary: Crimes Against Nature

Summary: Crimes Against Nature ebook ISBN: 2511000520
Publisher: Primento
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Number of Pages: 44 
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The must-read summary of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s book: “Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking our Democracy”. This complete summary of "Crimes Against Nature" by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a media personality and environmental activist, outlines the writer's argument that the Bush Administration has privileged corporate greed and has neglected to respect law, public health, and even long term economic vitality. He states that national security is at risk and that corporate capitalism has trampled free-market democracy. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the implications of the decisions made by the Bush administration • Expand your knowledge of American politics To learn more, read "Crimes Against Nature" and discover how the Bush administration endangered national security and ignored economic and environmental issues.

Man Against Nature

Man Against Nature ebook ISBN: 061515686X
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Gordon Chism
Number of Pages: 172 
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"Man Against Nature: Why Are We Damaging Our Biosphere" presents a unique perspective on the current state of the environment. It is a journey through human life in nature - the time that wrote man's emotional programming - to the modern world's self-destructive patterns. Written in layman's terms to appeal to the non-academic, this book is an entertaining, offbeat, thought-provoking narrative with an interactive component. The reader is encouraged to share his/her own insights of the ideas presented. Through the wisdom of common consciousness, an outside perspective on ourselves can be generated, hopefully leading to an understanding of how to work with our genetic programming and save this beautiful planet.

Playing against Nature

Playing against Nature ebook ISBN: 1118620801
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Seth Stein,Jerome Stein
Number of Pages: 280 
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Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes gameof chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should adeveloping nation allocate its budget between building schools fortowns without ones or making existing schools earthquake-resistant?Does it make more sense to build levees to protect against floods,or to prevent development in the areas at risk? Would more lives besaved by making hospitals earthquake-resistant, or using the fundsfor patient care? What should scientists tell the public when– as occurred in L’Aquila, Italy and Mammoth Lakes,California – there is a real but small risk of an upcomingearthquake or volcanic eruption? Recent hurricanes,earthquakes, and tsunamis show that society often handles suchchoices poorly. Sometimes nature surprises us, when an earthquake,hurricane, or flood is bigger or has greater effects than expectedfrom detailed hazard assessments. In other cases, nature outsmartsus, doing great damage despite expensive mitigation measures orcausing us to divert limited resources to mitigate hazards that areoverestimated. Much of the problem comes from the fact thatformulating effective natural hazard policy involves combiningscience, economics, and risk analysis to analyze a problem andexplore the costs and benefits of different options, in situationswhere the future is very uncertain. Because mitigation policies aretypically chosen without such analysis, the results are oftendisappointing. This book uses general principles and case studiesto explore how we can do better by taking an integrated view ofnatural hazards issues, rather than treating the relevantgeoscience, engineering, economics, and policy formulationseparately. Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapterinvite readers to confront the complex issues involved. Readership: Instructors, researchers, practitioners, andstudents interested in geoscience, engineering, economics, orpolicy issues relevant to natural hazards. Suitable for upper-levelundergraduate or graduate courses. Additional resources can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/Stein/Playingagainstnature"http://www.wiley.com/go/Stein/Playingagainstnature/a

A Reform Against Nature

A Reform Against Nature ebook ISBN: 9780820458113
Publisher: Peter Lang
Author: Carolyn Summers Vacca
Number of Pages: 189 
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Debates over women's suffrage filled the pages of nineteenth-century articles, speeches, and books. Early natural rights justifications gave way to those based on women's special characteristics - characteristics used by vehement anti-suffragists to justify women's exclusion from the polity. These questions over natural rights reappeared in immigration and naturalization debates, which also attracted the print media's attention. This shift in the rationale for inclusion in the suffrage debates paved the way for a reorientation of American views - from citizenship as a right, to citizenship as a privilege - a view that informed America's response to questions of immigration and naturalization in the early twentieth century.

Moose Dropping and Other Crimes Against Nature

Moose Dropping and Other Crimes Against Nature ebook ISBN: 9780945397847
Publisher: Epicenter Press
Author: Tom Brennan
Number of Pages: 96 
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In these one-liners, practical jokes, and funny stories, Tom Brennan shares hilarious and engaging tales of people, animals, and politicians of the Far North.

Crime Against Nature

Crime Against Nature ebook ISBN: 1387682504
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Gwenn Seemel
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Diaglogue Against Nature: Quantum Gravity Game Theory

Diaglogue Against Nature: Quantum Gravity Game Theory ebook ISBN: 9781463415716
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Omar Sedraoui
Number of Pages: 128 
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The aim of this book is to teach new skills on how to construct using imagination as a useful tool to express thoughts directly related to space. It is the idea of making solid shapes that we have not heard of before that can be altered and used to get something else new. In this book you will learn how geometry can be utilized as a process of live action by hand, to resolve any problems that deal with engineering or material construction of things needed on demand. The idea is to save time, money, and space by constructing objects that are in high demand in an efficient manner through models. This book explains a process to explore symmetry in all of its aspects of application.