Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life

Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life Michael Marder
  • Title: Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life
  • Author: Michael Marder
  • ISBN: 9780231161251
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life Michael Marder Plant Thinking A Philosophy of Vegetal Life The margins of philosophy are populated by non human non animal living beings including plants While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vege
    The margins of philosophy are populated by non human, non animal living beings, including plants While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life, Michael Marder puts this life at the forefront of the current deconstruction of metaphysics He identifies the existential features of plant behavior and the vegetaThe margins of philosophy are populated by non human, non animal living beings, including plants While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life, Michael Marder puts this life at the forefront of the current deconstruction of metaphysics He identifies the existential features of plant behavior and the vegetal heritage of human thought so as to affirm the potential of vegetation to resist the logic of totalization and to exceed the narrow confines of instrumentality Reconstructing the life of plants after metaphysics, Marder focuses on their unique temporality, freedom, and material knowledge or wisdom In his formulation, plant thinking is the non cognitive, non ideational, and non imagistic mode of thinking proper to plants, as much as the process of bringing human thought itself back to its roots and rendering it plantlike.
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    About Michael Marder


    1. Michael Marder is IKERBASQUE Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country UPV EHU , Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain An author of seven books and over 100 articles, he is a specialist in phenomenology, political thought, and environmental philosophy.


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    1. Marder wants to show how plant being or plant thinking deconstructs traditional metaphysics and thereby points the way to new modes of thinking and engaging with the world To this end, Marder recruits three intertwining styles of thought to help us think through and with plants a hermeneutic, than human phenomenology deconstruction of metaphysical identity and binary oppositions and weak thought, which recognizes its own inability to fully think the other, thus welcoming a plurality of possible [...]

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    2. This is a challenging, provocative, and wonderful book Marder s work has two main goals first, to give a new prominence to vegetal life, and second, to scrutinize the uncritical assumptions on the basis of which this life has been hitherto explained 3 Marder argues that plants have long occupied a subaltern position in our thinking about them, and he proposes to restore them both to the philosophical tradition and to our daily consciousness.To this end, Marder explores plant thinking, which he d [...]

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    3. I read this book hoping for some actual engagement of continental thought with plants But this is a phenomenology without even a hint of awareness of what plants are, how they communicate, the rich structure of their interactions, and their being with the world touching other organisms in thick mutualistic and other symbiotic relationships He reflects on what Nietzsche and Hegel think about plants which is naive and outdated at best without engaging in the richness of our knowledge about plants [...]

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    4. I m pretty sure this is a very interesting book, but my grasp of philosophical jargon is not up to it.

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    5. Fascinating and insightful

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