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The Resource The life of plants : a metaphysics of mixture, Emanuele Coccia ; translated by Dylan J. Montanari

The life of plants : a metaphysics of mixture, Emanuele Coccia ; translated by Dylan J. Montanari

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The life of plants : a metaphysics of mixture
Title
The life of plants
Title remainder
a metaphysics of mixture
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Emanuele Coccia ; translated by Dylan J. Montanari
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
We barely talk about them and seldom know their names. Philosophy has always overlooked them; even biology considers them as mere decoration on the tree of life. And yet plants give life to the Earth: they produce the atmosphere that surrounds us, they are the origin of the oxygen that animates us. Plants embody the most direct, elementary connection that life can establish with the world. In this highly original book, Emanuele Coccia argues that, as the very creator of atmosphere, plants occupy the fundamental position from which we should analyze all elements of life. From this standpoint, we can no longer perceive the world as a simple collection of objects or as a universal space containing all things, but as the site of a veritable metaphysical mixture. Since our atmosphere is rendered possible through plants alone, life only perpetuates itself through the very circle of consumption undertaken by plants. In other words, life exists only insofar as it consumes other life, removing any moral or ethical considerations from the equation. In contrast to trends of thought that discuss nature and the cosmos in general terms, Coccia's account brings the infinitely small together with the infinitely big, offering a radical redefinition of the place of humanity within the realm of life
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Coccia, Emanuele,
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no index present
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Translated from the French
LC call number
B105.P535
LC item number
C6313 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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Montanari, Dylan J.,
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  • Plants (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Ontology
  • Ontology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Plants (Philosophy)
  • Leben
  • Natur
  • Naturphilosophie
  • Pflanzen
  • Philosophie
  • 08.46 natural philosophy
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The life of plants : a metaphysics of mixture, Emanuele Coccia ; translated by Dylan J. Montanari
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"First published in French as La vie des plantes. Une métaphysique du mélange, © Éditions Payot & Rivages, 2017."
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Includes bibliographical references
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  • txt
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1028208912
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23 cm
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xi, 167 pages
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9781509531523
Lccn
2018019594
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1028208912
Label
The life of plants : a metaphysics of mixture, Emanuele Coccia ; translated by Dylan J. Montanari
Publication
Note
"First published in French as La vie des plantes. Une métaphysique du mélange, © Éditions Payot & Rivages, 2017."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1028208912
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 167 pages
Isbn
9781509531523
Lccn
2018019594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028208912

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