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The Resource The vegetative soul : from philosophy of nature to subjectivity in the feminine, Elaine P. Miller, (electronic resource)

The vegetative soul : from philosophy of nature to subjectivity in the feminine, Elaine P. Miller, (electronic resource)

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The vegetative soul : from philosophy of nature to subjectivity in the feminine
Title
The vegetative soul
Title remainder
from philosophy of nature to subjectivity in the feminine
Statement of responsibility
Elaine P. Miller
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Language
eng
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1962-
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Miller, Elaine P.
Dewey number
113/.0943/09034
LC call number
B2748.N35
LC item number
M55 2002
Series statement
SUNY series in contemporary continental philosophy
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  • Philosophy of nature
  • Botany
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Botany
  • Feminist theory
  • Subjectivity
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The Vegetative Soul demonstrates that one significant resource for the postmodem critique of subjectivity can be found in German Idealism and Romanticism, specifically in the philosophy of nature. Miller demonstrates that the perception of German Idealism and Romanticism as the culmination of the philosophy of the subject overlooks the nineteenth-century critique of subjectivity with reference to the natural world. This book's contribution is its articulation of a plant-like subjectivity. The vision of the human being as plant combats the now familiar conception of the modern subject as atomistic, autonomous, and characterized primarily by its separability and freedom from nature. Reading Kant, Goethe, Holderlin, Hegel, and Nietzsche, Miller juxtaposes two strands of nineteenth-century German thought, comparing the more familiar "animal" understanding of individuation and subjectivity to an alternative "plantlike" one that emphasizes interdependence, vulnerability, and metamorphosis
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The vegetative soul : from philosophy of nature to subjectivity in the feminine, Elaine P. Miller, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-231) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000266923
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unknown
Isbn
9780791453926
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002075918
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000266923
Label
The vegetative soul : from philosophy of nature to subjectivity in the feminine, Elaine P. Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-231) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000266923
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791453926
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002075918
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000266923

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