The World on Edge

The World on Edge

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From one of continental philosophy's most distinctive voices comes a creative contribution to spatial studies, environmental philosophy, and phenomenology. Edward S. Casey identifies how important edges are to us, not only in terms of how we perceive our world, but in our cognitive, artistic, and sociopolitical attentions to it. We live in a world that is constantly on edge, yet edges as such are rarely explored. Casey systematically describes the major and minor edges that configure the human and other-than-human realms, including our everyday experience. He also explores edges in high- stakes situations, such as those that emerge in natural disasters, moments of political and economic upheaval, and encroaching climate change. Casey's work enables a more lucid understanding of the edge-world that is a necessary part of living in a shared global environment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21.34mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 20 b&w illus.
  • 0253026091
  • 9780253026095
  • 135,705

About Edward S. Casey

Edward S. Casey is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook. He is author of several books, including Getting Back into Place, Imagining, and Remembering. The World on Edge is a sequel to his book The World at a Glance.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsPrelude Introduction: Thinking Edges, Edges of ThinkingPart One: Sorting Out EdgesPreface to Part One1. Panoply of Edges 2. Borders and Boundaries Interlude I: Cusps, Traces, Veils3. Edges and Surfaces, Edges and Limits4. Edges of Places and EventsPart Two: Constructed versus Naturally Given EdgesPreface to Part Two5. Natural versus Artifactual Edges6. Wild EdgesInterlude II: Listening to Edges in Music 7. Landscape Edges8. Parks, Gardens, Neighborhoods, StreetsPart Three: Edges of Body and Psyche, Earth and Sky Preface to Part Three9. At the Edges of My Body10. Being on Edge and Falling Apart11. From Earth's Edge to the Sky and BeyondPart Four: Parting Shots A Concluding Point: Not to Put Too Fine an Edge on ThingsPostlude: Why Edges MatterEpilogue: Life on EdgeIndexshow more