The Biology Of Wonder

Author: Andreas Weber
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925946
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A new way of understanding our place in the web of life from a scholar praised for his “graceful prose” (Publishers Weekly). The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps one of the most fundamental problems faced by our species today. This schism is arguably the root cause of most of the environmental catastrophes unraveling around us. Until we come to terms with the depths of our alienation, we will continue to fail to understand that what happens to nature also happens to us. In The Biology of Wonder Andreas Weber proposes a new approach to the biological sciences that puts the human back in nature. He argues that feelings and emotions, far from being superfluous to the study of organisms, are the very foundation of life. From this basic premise flows the development of a "poetic ecology" which intimately connects our species to everything that surrounds us—showing that subjectivity and imagination are prerequisites of biological existence. Written by a leader in the emerging fields of biopoetics and biosemiotics, The Biology of Wonder demonstrates that there is no separation between us and the world we inhabit, and in so doing it validates the essence of our deep experience. By reconciling science with meaning, expression, and emotion, this landmark work brings us to a crucial understanding of our place in the rich and diverse framework of life—a revolution for biology as groundbreaking as the theory of relativity for physics. “Grounded in science, yet eloquently narrated, this is a groundbreaking book. Weber’s visionary work provides new insight into human/nature interconnectedness and the dire consequences we face by remaining disconnected.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods
The Biology of Wonder
Language: en
Pages: 387
Authors: Andreas Weber
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-01 - Publisher: New Society Publishers

A new way of understanding our place in the web of life from a scholar praised for his “graceful prose” (Publishers Weekly). The disconnection between humans and nature is perhaps one of the most fundamental problems faced by our species today. This schism is arguably the root cause of most
Matter and Desire
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andreas Weber
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-03 - Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Nautilus Award Gold Medal Winner, Ecology & Environment In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process—constantly transforming the self through
Enlivenment
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Andreas Weber
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-05 - Publisher: MIT Press

A new understanding of the Anthropocene that is based on mutual transformation with nature rather than control over nature. We have been told that we are living in the Anthropocene, a geological era shaped by humans rather than by nature. In Enlivenment, German philosopher Andreas Weber presents an alternative understanding
The Biology of Religious Behavior
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: Jay R. Feierman
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Offers a fresh and detailed take on the evolution of religious behavior from a biobehavioral perspective, promoting a new understanding that may help build bridges across the religious divide.
Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Anne Harrington
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-16 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Mind Fixers tells the history of psychiatry’s quest to understand the biological basis of mental illness and asks where we need to go from here. In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how