Dazzle Gradually

Dazzle Gradually

Reflections on the Nature of Nature

Book - 2007
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At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays ñ many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort of second nature, how the systemic human fungus Candida albicans can lead to cravings for carrot cake and beer, how the presence of life may be why thereís water on Earth, and many other fascinating facts.
The essay ìMetametazoaî presents perspectives on biology in a philosophical context, demonstrating how the intellectual librarian, pornographer, and political agitator Georges Bataille was influenced by Russian mineralogist Vladimir Vernadsky and how this led to his notion of the absence of meaning in the face of the sun ñ which later influenced Jacques Derrida, thereby establishing a causal chain of influence from the hard sciences to topics as abstract as deconstruction and postmodernism.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2007
ISBN: 9781933392318 (alk. paper)
1933392312 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 501 MAR
Characteristics: xiii, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Sagan, Dorion 1959-

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