First Lecture: On the Instability of the (Notion of) Nature
A mutation of the relation to the world Y Four ways to be driven crazy by ecology Y The instability of the nature/culture relation Y The invocation of human nature Y The recourse to the natural world Y On a great service rendered by the pseudo-controversy over the climate Y Go tell your masters that the scientists are on the warpath! Y In which we seek to pass from nature to the world Y How to face up
Second Lecture: How Not to (De-)Animate Nature
Disturbing truths Y Describing in order to warn Y In which we concentrate on agency Y On the difficulty of distinguishing between humans and nonhumans Y And yet it moves! Y A new version of natural law Y On an unfortunate tendency to confuse cause and creation Y Toward a nature that would no longer be a religion?
Third Lecture: Gaia, a (Finally Secular) Figure for Nature
Galileo, Lovelock: Two symmetrical discoveries Y Gaia, an exceedingly treacherous mythical name for a scientific theory Y A parallel with Pasteur's microbes Y Lovelock too makes micro-actors proliferate Y How to avoid the idea of a system? Y Organisms make their own environment, they do not adapt to it Y On a slight complication of Darwinism Y Space, an offspring of history
Fourth Lecture: The Anthropocene and the Destruction of (the Image of) the Globe
The Anthropocene: an innovation Y Mente et Malleo Y A debatable term for an uncertain epoch Y An ideal opportunity to disaggregate the figures of Man and Nature Y Sloterdijk or the theological origin of the image of the Sphere Y Confusion between Science and the Globe Y Tyrrell against Lovelock Y Feedback loops do not draw a Globe Y Finally, a different principle of composition Y Melancholia, or the end of the Globe
Fifth Lecture: How to Convene the Various Peoples (of Nature)?
Two Leviathans, two cosmologies Y How to avoid war between the gods? Y A perilous diplomatic project Y The impossible convocation of a people of nature Y How to give negotiation a chance? Y On the conflict between science and religion Y Uncertainty about the meaning of the word end Y Comparing collectives in combat Y Doing without any natural religion
Sixth Lecture: How (Not) to Put an End to the End of Times?
The fateful date of 1610 Y Stephen Toulmin and the scientific counter-revolution Y In search of the religious origin of disinhibition Y The strange project of achieving Paradise on Earth Y Eric Voegelin and the avatars of Gnosticism Y On an apocalyptic origin of climate skepticism Y From the religious to the terrestrial by way of the secular Y A people of Gaia ? Y How to respond when accused of producing apocalyptic discourse
Seventh Lecture: The States (of Nature) between War and Peace
The Great Enclosure of Caspar David Friedrich Y The end of the State of Nature Y On the proper dosage of Carl Schmitt Y We seek to understand the normative order of the earth Y on the difference between war and police work Y How to turn around and face Gaia? Y Human versus Earthbound Y Learning to identify the struggling territories
Eighth Lecture: How to Govern Struggling (Natural) Territories?
In the Theater of Negotiations, Les Amandiers, May 2015 Y Learning to meet without a higher arbiter Y Extension of the Conference of the Parties to Nonhumans Y Multiplication of the parties involved Y Mapping the critical zones Y Rediscovering the meaning of the State Y Laudato Si' Y Finally, facing Gaia Y Earth, earth! Works Citedshow more