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The Resource Elemental philosophy : earth, air, fire, and water as elemental ideas, David Macauley

Elemental philosophy : earth, air, fire, and water as elemental ideas, David Macauley

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Elemental philosophy : earth, air, fire, and water as elemental ideas
Title
Elemental philosophy
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earth, air, fire, and water as elemental ideas
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David Macauley
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Language
eng
Summary
"Bachelard called them "the hormones of the imagination." Hegel observed that, "through the four elements we have the elevation of sensuous ideas into thought." Earth, air, fire, and water are explored as both philosophical ideas and environmental issues associated with their classical and perennial conceptions. David Macauley embarks upon a wide-ranging discussion of their initial appearance in ancient Greek thought as mythic forces or scientific principles to their recent reemergence within contemporary continental philosophy as a means for understanding landscape and language, poetry and place, the body and the body politic. In so doing, he shows the importance of elemental thinking for comprehending and responding to ecological problems. In tracing changing views of the four elements through the history of ideas, Macauley generates a new vocabulary for and a fresh vision of the environment while engaging the elemental world directly with reflections on their various manifestations."--Jacket
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Macauley, David
Dewey number
113
Index
index present
LC call number
BD581
LC item number
.M25 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
BD581
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in environmental philosophy and ethics
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  • Four elements (Philosophy)
  • SCIENCE
  • Four elements (Philosophy)
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Elemental philosophy : earth, air, fire, and water as elemental ideas, David Macauley
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Philosophy's forgotten four -- The topology of the elemental environment -- The flowering of ecological roots : Empedocles's elemental thought -- Plato's chora-graphy of earth, air, fire, and water -- The place of the elements of place : Aristotle's natural household -- The economy and ecology of the Aristotelian elements -- Domestication of the elements -- In touch with the sensuous world : the reclamation of the elemental in continental philosophy -- Revaluing earth, air, fire, and water : elemental beauty, ecological duty, and environmental policy
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670430509
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1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781441674135
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670430509
Label
Elemental philosophy : earth, air, fire, and water as elemental ideas, David Macauley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philosophy's forgotten four -- The topology of the elemental environment -- The flowering of ecological roots : Empedocles's elemental thought -- Plato's chora-graphy of earth, air, fire, and water -- The place of the elements of place : Aristotle's natural household -- The economy and ecology of the Aristotelian elements -- Domestication of the elements -- In touch with the sensuous world : the reclamation of the elemental in continental philosophy -- Revaluing earth, air, fire, and water : elemental beauty, ecological duty, and environmental policy
Control code
670430509
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441674135
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670430509

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