Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development: Geo/Philosophy Volume VI
Is there an enduring bond between philosophical thought and the earth, or is philosophy's task to escape the planetary horizon? And what is the connection between the empirical earth, the contingent material support of human thinking, and the abstract 'world' that is the condition for a 'whole' of thought? Real and imaginary geographies and cartographies have played a dual role in philosophy, serving both as governing metaphor and as ultimate grounding for philosophical thought; but urgent contemporary concerns introduce new problems for geophilosophy: planetary political, technological, military, and financial mutations have scrambled territorial formations, and scientific predictions now present us with the apocalyptic scenario of a planet without human thought. Collapse VI brings together philosophers, theorists, eco-critics, leading scientific experts in climate change, and artists whose work interrogates the link between philosophical thought, geography and cartography, in order to create a portrait of the present state of 'planetary thought'.
- Paperback | 534 pages
- 115 x 175mm
- 01 Oct 2010
- Urbanomic Media Ltd
- Falmouth, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Robin Mackay, 'Editorial Introduction'; Nicola Masciandaro, 'Becoming Spice: Commentary as Geophilosophy'; Iain Hamilton Grant, 'Introduction to Schelling's On the World Soul'; F. W. J. Schelling, 'On the World Soul'; Stephen Emmott, Greg McInerny, Drew Purves, Rich Williams, 'New Ecologies (Interview)'; Timothy Morton, 'Thinking Ecology: The Mesh, the Strange Stranger and the Beautiful Soul'; FIELDCLUB, 'How Many Slugs Maketh the Man?'; Owen Hatherley, 'Fossils of Time Future: Bunkers and Buildings from the Atlantic Wall to the South Bank'; Eyal Weizman, 'Political Plastic (Interview)'; Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, 'A Given Time / A Given Place'; Manabrata Guha, 'Introduction to SIMADology: Polemos in the 21st Century'; Reza Negarestani,'Undercover Softness: An Introduction to the Architecture and Politics of Decay'; Robin Mackay, 'Philosophers' Islands'; Charles Avery, 'The Islanders: Epilogue'; Gilles Grelet, 'Theory is Waiting'; Renee Green, 'Endless Dreams and Waters Between'