Carolyn Merchant

Carolyn Merchant

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carolyn Merchant (born 1936 in Rochester, New York) is an American ecofeminist philosopher and historian of science most famous for her theory (and book of the same title) on 'The Death of Nature', whereby she identifies the Enlightenment as the period when science began to atomize, objectify and dissect nature, foretelling its eventual conception as inert. Her works were important in the development of environmental history and the history of science. She writes, "The female earth was central to organic cosmology that was undermined by the Scientific Revolution and the rise of a market-oriented culture...for sixteenth-century Europeans the root metaphor binding together the self, society and the cosmos was that of an organism...organismic theory emphasized interdependence among the parts of the human body, subordination of individual to communal purposes in family, community, and state, and vital life permeate the cosmos to the lowliest stone." (Merchant, The Death of Nature, 1980: 278).show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136728427
  • 9786136728421