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Calgary: City of Animals

Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISSN: 25606891 ISBN: 9781552389683 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Animal Sciences
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How have our interactions with animals shaped Calgary?What can we do to ensure that humans and animals in the city continue to co-exist, and even flourish together?This wide-ranging book explores the ways that animals inhabit our city, our lives and our imaginations. Essays from animal historians, wildlife specialists, artists and writers address key issues such as human-wildlife interactions, livestock in the city, and animal performers at the Calgary Stampede.Contributions from some of Calgary's iconic arts institutions, including One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and the Glenbow Museum, demonstrate how animals continue to be a source of inspiration and exploration for fashion, art, dance, and theatre.The full-colour volume is beautifully illustrated throughout with archival images, wildlife photography, documentary and production stills, and original artwork.Calgary: City of Animals is published in co-operation with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities.

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Animals --- Nature

Imperfect Creatures

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ISBN: 9780472119738 9780472900626 9780472900633 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.4424519 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103491
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Lucinda Cole’s Imperfect Creatures offers the first full-length study of the shifting, unstable, but foundational status of “vermin” as creatures and category in the early modern literary, scientific, and political imagination. In the space between theology and an emergent empiricism, Cole’s argument engages a wide historical swath of canonical early modern literary texts—William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, Abraham Cowley’s The Plagues of Egypt, Thomas Shadwell’s The Virtuoso, the Earl of Rochester’s “A Ramble in St. James’s Park,” and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Journal of the Plague Year—alongside other nonliterary primary sources and under-examined archival materials from the period, including treatises on animal trials, grain shortages, rabies, and comparative neuroanatomy. As Cole illustrates, human health and demographic problems—notably those of feeding populations periodically stricken by hunger, disease, and famine—were tied to larger questions about food supplies, property laws, national identity, and the theological imperatives that underwrote humankind’s claim to dominion over the animal kingdom. In this context, Cole’s study indicates, so-called “vermin” occupied liminal spaces between subject and object, nature and animal, animal and the devil, the devil and disease—even reason and madness. This verminous discourse formed a foundational category used to carve out humankind’s relationship to an unpredictable, irrational natural world, but it evolved into a form for thinking about not merely animals but anything that threatened the health of the body politic—humans, animals, and even thoughts.

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literature --- nature --- animals

Libertà e Natura : Prospettive schellinghiane

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ISBN: 9788878856028 DOI: 10.4000/books.res.1103 Language: Italian
Publisher: Rosenberg & Sellier
Subject: Philosophy
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La natura della libertà è in fondo la libertà della natura stessa, ossia la sua insopprimibile soggettività. Attorno a questa inestricabile relazione, illuminata e indagata a fondo dalla filosofia di Schelling, alcuni fra i più autorevoli interpreti contemporanei s’interrogano sull’impossibile sistema del sapere a cui il filosofo tedesco lavorò per tutta la vita, individuando proprio nella libertà quel fondamento necessario eppure apparentemente inattuabile. Il risultato è un quadro composito e aggiornato degli esiti in ambito teoretico, etico ed estetico della filosofia di Schelling, che oggi vive una rinascita di livello internazionale.

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Schelling --- freedom --- nature --- philosophy

Cos’è il naturale : Natura, persona, agire morale

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ISBN: 9788878854437 DOI: 10.4000/books.res.971 Language: Italian
Publisher: Rosenberg & Sellier
Subject: Philosophy
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Il libro ripropone le lezioni tenute da Robert Spaemann nel corso del decimo ciclo della Scuola di Alta Formazione Filosofica, svoltosi a Torino dal 24 al 28 ottobre 2011. Nella versione che presentiamo ai lettori si alternano testi desunti direttamente dalla registrazione e saggi già precedentemente pubblicati, dalla cui lettura Spaemann effettivamente aveva preso le mosse per le sue lezioni, dalle quali vengono riportati dibattiti e chiarimenti avvenuti. Per comprendere la posizione di Spaemann giova soffermarsi in particolare sul primo capitolo, che non ha solo valore introduttivo, ma delinea in modo sintetico e assai efficace il nucleo centrale delle proposte teoriche del filosofo tedesco. Esplicito in Spaemann il riferimento alla tradizione classica, a partire da Aristotele, ma è nondimeno chiaro che un puro e semplice ritorno a quelle filosofie non può aver luogo senza un accurato confronto con gli sviluppi moderni della filosofia e delle scienze. Come osserva Spaemann, l’uomo della modernità ha rimosso il riferimento a una teleologia e abbandonato il concetto di vita, avendoli ritenuti punti di riferimento inservibili.

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art --- nature --- person --- philosophy

Ecology & Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World heritage Site

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ISBN: 9781897425572 9781897425589 Year: Pages: 384 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Ecology & Wonder makes several remarkable claims: The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadian mountain region may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This may well be an important defence against future climate change impacts in the Canadian west. Ecology & Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciate Western Canada’s breathtaking landscape.

Divine Action, Determinism and the Laws of Nature

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ISBN: 9780367139001 9780429029110 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.4324/9780429029110 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy
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Action; Determinism; Divine; Jeffrey; Koperski; Laws; Nature

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Action --- Determinism --- Divine --- Jeffrey --- Koperski --- Laws --- Nature

7 Urban ecosystem services and stakeholders (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780815387213 9780815387213 9780815387220 9781351173643 Year: Pages: 20 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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This chapter argues that the discussion of urban sustainability is in urgent need of&#xD;new understanding of how ecosystem services are generated in places where human&#xD;and non-human stakeholders interact within the urban landscape. More than half of&#xD;the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, and the rate of urbanisation is&#xD;estimated to increase rapidly in the next three decades ( United Nations, 2014 ). This&#xD;scale of urbanisation strains both urban and rural ecosystems, which are required&#xD;to provide nutrition, clean water, fresh air, recreational opportunities, wellbeing and&#xD;other life-supporting and life-enhancing opportunities to urban dwellers ( Chiesura&#xD;and de Groot, 2003 ; Fischer and Eastwood, 2016 ; Standish, Hobbs, and Miller, 2013 ).&#xD;Amidst such challenges as rapid urbanisation and abrupt climatic changes, ecosystem&#xD;services are needed to provide the material and non-material benefi ts required&#xD;to keep ever-growing cities liveable ( Alberti, 2016 ; Andersson et al., 2014 ; Finco and&#xD;Nijkamp, 2001 ; Rees and Wackernagel, 1996 ). However, the current understanding&#xD;of ecosystem services is inadequate, and the extant research has been criticised for&#xD;both its anthropocentric bias and its focus on instrumental and monetary valuations&#xD;of ecosystem services ( Pelenc and Ballet, 2015 ; Schröter et al., 2014 ). Moreover, the&#xD;lack of a detailed elaboration of the socio-ecological interface of ecosystem services&#xD;has resulted in the continued segregation of human and non-human processes in&#xD;ecosystem service generation ( Andersson, Barthel, and Ahrné, 2007 ; Fischer and&#xD;Eastwood, 2016 ; Maes et al., 2012 )

Cor, natureza e conhecimento no curso Aristotélico Jesuíta conimbricense (1592‑1606)

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Book Series: Ideia ISBN: 9789892611068 Year: Pages: 96 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1107-5 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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Unified by the theoretical and hermeneutical arch that links physics to metaphysics, the three subjects here analysed, belonging to the famous Commentarii Collegii Conimbricensis Socíetatis lesu (1592-1606) - colour, nature and knowledge - strike the reader by their modernity. The first, reveals Coimbra productivity, regarding Manuel de Góis' theory of colours, so similar to Goethe's; the second, underlines ali the aesthetical possibilities the Coimbra Commentaries may confer to some theoretical domains as anthropology, cosmology or even science; lastly, after studying a theological theme that pertains to the doctrine of the knowledge, "separation", to the reader is proposed a surprisingly interpretation: the Cartesian tone ofthis precise theme.

The Birth of Energy

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ISBN: 9781478090007 9781478006329 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090007 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Political Science
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In The Birth of Energy Cara New Daggett traces the genealogy of contemporary notions of energy back to the nineteenth-century science of thermodynamics to challenge the underlying logic that informs today's uses of energy. These early resource-based concepts of power first emerged during the Industrial Revolution and were tightly bound to Western capitalist domination and the politics of industrialized work. As Daggett shows, thermodynamics was deployed as an imperial science to govern fossil fuel use, labor, and colonial expansion, in part through a hierarchical ordering of humans and nonhumans. By systematically excavating the historical connection between energy and work, Daggett argues that only by transforming the politics of work—most notably, the veneration of waged work—will we be able to confront the Anthropocene's energy problem. Substituting one source of energy for another will not ensure a habitable planet; rather, the concepts of energy and work themselves must be decoupled.

Naturwissenschaft

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Book Series: Bibliothek dialektischer Grundbegriffe ISBN: 9783839400951 9783933127952 Year: Pages: 52 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400951 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Science (General) --- Philosophy
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Im Mittelpunkt dieses Bandes steht das Verhältnis von Naturwissenschaft und Dialektik. Er entwirft eine Skizze der Entwicklung des Naturbegriffs von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit, um den Umbruch in der Auffassung der Natur als Substanz zu der als Funktion aufzuzeigen. So kann das Prinzip naturwissenschaftlicher Erfahrung deutlich gemacht werden. Sie ist keine empiristische Beschreibung, sondern ein Bestimmen von Bewegungen in der Natur durch Messung und Experiment. In beiden verbergen sich epistemologische und damit philosophische Grundlagen. Die Naturwissenschaft selbst denkt ihre Erfahrung in Gestalt spezifischer Dualismen, die die Dialektik als messtheoretische Fassung des als Bewegung daseienden Widerspruchs begreift. Sie führt so das naturwissenschaftlich Getrennte wieder zu einem Ganzen zusammen.

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