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Matter and Desire : An Erotic Ecology
by Andreas Weber and John Elder


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Nautilus Award Gold Medal Winner, Ecology & Environment

In Matter and Desire , internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Nautilus Award Gold Medal Winner, Ecology & Environment

In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process--constantly transforming the self through contact with others, desiring ever more life.

In clever and surprising ways, Weber recognizes that love--the impulse to establish connections, to intermingle, to weave our existence poetically together with that of other beings--is a foundational principle of reality. The fact that we disregard this principle lies at the core of a global crisis of meaning that plays out in the avalanche of species loss and in our belief that the world is a dead mechanism controlled through economic efficiency.

Although rooted in scientific observation, Matter and Desire becomes a tender philosophy for the Anthropocene, a "poetic materialism," that closes the gap between mind and matter. Ultimately, Weber discovers, in order to save life on Earth--and our own meaningful existence as human beings--we must learn to love.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781603586979
  • ISBN-10: 1603586970
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: August 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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