Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the new Climatic Regime download free [PDF and Ebook] by Bruno Latour

Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the new Climatic Regime download free [PDF and Ebook] by Bruno Latour year 2017
  • Book name: Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the new Climatic Regime
  • Author: Bruno Latour
  • Release date: 2017/2/23
  • Publisher: POLITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780745684345
  • Rating: 9.53 of 10
  • Votes: 689
  • Review by: Agatha Penn
  • Review rating: 9.28 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/8
  • Total pages: 300
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of nature have been continually developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world. The situation is even more unstable today, now that we have entered an ecological mutation of unprecedented scale. Some call it the Anthropocene, but it is best described as a new climatic regime. And a new regime it certainly is, since the many unexpected connections between human activity and the natural world oblige every one of us to reopen the earlier notions of nature and redistribute what had been packed inside. So the question now arises: what will replace the old ways of looking at nature? This book explores a potential candidate proposed by James Lovelock when he chose the name 'Gaia' for the fragile, complex system through which living phenomena modify the Earth. The fact that he was immediately misunderstood proves simply that his readers have tried to fit this new notion into an older frame, transforming Gaia into a single organism, a kind of giant thermostat, some sort of New Age goddess, or even divine Providence. In this series of lectures on 'natural religion,' Bruno Latour argues that the complex and ambiguous figure of Gaia offers, on the contrary, an ideal way to disentangle the ethical, political, theological, and scientific aspects of the now obsolete notion of nature. He lays the groundwork for a future collaboration among scientists, theologians, activists, and artists as they, and we, begin to adjust to the new climatic regime.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H34M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Environmentalist Thought & Ideology, Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy Of Science, Political Science & Theory
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 29.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x227x25mm
  • Weight: 504g
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  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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