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Title Dark ecology : for a logic of future coexistence / Timothy Morton.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
Series Wellek Library lectures in critical theory
Wellek Library lecture series at the University of California, Irvine.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-185) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Print version record.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Philosophy.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Philosophy.
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Naturalness (Environmental sciences)
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Beginning After the End -- The First Thread -- The Second Thread -- The Third Thread -- Ending Before the Beginning -- Notes -- Index.
Summary Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this Oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness has this form because ecological phenomena have a loop form that is also fundamental to the structure of how things are. The logistics of agricultural society resulted in global warming and hardwired dangerous ideas about life-forms into the human mind. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think. Morton explores the logical foundations of the ecological crisis, which is suffused with the melancholy and negativity of coexistence yet evolving, as we explore its loop form, into something playful, anarchic, and comedic. His work is a skilled fusion of humanities and scientific scholarship, incorporating the findings and theories of philosophy, anthropology, literature, ecology, biology, and physics. Morton hopes to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and to help us rediscover the playfulness and joy that can brighten the dark, strange loop we traverse.
Other Title Print version: Morton, Timothy, 1968- Dark ecology. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016] 9780231177528