By Deborah Cook
A long time earlier than the environmental stream emerged within the Nineteen Sixties, Adorno condemned our harmful and self-destructive dating to the flora and fauna, caution of the disaster which could end result if we proceed to regard nature as an item that exists completely for our personal gain. Adorno on Nature provides the 1st certain exam of the pivotal position of the assumption of usual heritage in Adorno’s paintings. A comparability of Adorno’s matters with these of key ecological theorists—social ecologist Murray Bookchin, ecofeminist Carolyn service provider, and deep ecologist Arne Naess—reveals how Adorno speaks on to lots of today’s such a lot urgent environmental concerns. finishing with a dialogue of the philosophical conundrum of solidarity in range, Adorno on Nature additionally explores how social cohesion might be promoted as an important technique of confronting environmental problems.
“Adorno is without doubt one of the so much subtle and thorough materialists of the final century, and cook dinner introduces with a lot precision (and sympathy for these no longer already conversant in Adorno’s paintings) the range and energy of Adorno’s process. Adorno on Nature capabilities partially, then, as a corrective to fresh forget of Adorno’s dedication to Marxist materialism.” —Mind
“A helpful and persuasive account of Adorno’s proposal of nature and its dating with the concept of, notably, Marx, but additionally Hegel, Kant and, to a lesser volume, Freud.” —Marx and Philosophy
“A complete and cautious research of the an important and sometimes underestimated position of nature in Adorno, tracing Adorno’s belief of ‘natural history’ from the Nineteen Thirties to the Nineteen Sixties and articulating its implications for environmental philosophy and activism.” —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
“Due to its admirable readability, the booklet can be super necessary to these unexpected with Adorno. even as, Cook’s meticulous research of Adorno’s texts and her dialogue of secondary literature may also be of serious curiosity to students good versed in Adorno’s work.” —Environmental Values
“Deborah cook dinner in actual fact and punctiliously explores how Adorno’s difficulty with nature organises his entire philosophy. She indicates the relevance of his paintings for figuring out the environmental crisis.” —Alison Stone, Lancaster University
“Deborah prepare dinner presents an illuminating examine of the concept that of nature in Adorno and the way it emerges and is still a principal component to his paintings, undergirding the major subject matters of his philosophy. truly and lucidly proposing Adorno’s complicated rules, cook dinner presents a piece that are meant to be of curiosity to either scholars and students of Adorno’s vital work.” —Douglas Kellner, UCLA
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