The Republic Of Nature

Author: Mark Fiege
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295804149
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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/

Nature Conservation Survey Of The Republic Of Guyana

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Editor: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
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Improving Economic Instruments For Water Resources Management In The Republic Of Buryatia Lake Baikal Basin

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264266453
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A major challenge facing the Republic of Buryatia, subject of the Russian Federation, is how to balance the task of protecting Lake Baikal – a unique water object and ecological system included in the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage Areas – with the need for dynamic and sustainable ...

State Designated Natural Heritages Of The Republic Of Korea

Author: National Research In stitute of Cultural Heritage
Editor: 길잡이미디어
ISBN: 8963255050
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The Republic Of The Living

Author: Miguel Vatter
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823256049
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This book takes up Foucault’s hypothesis that liberal “civil society,” far from being a sphere of natural freedoms, designates the social spaces where our biological lives come under new forms of control and are invested with new forms of biopower. In order to test this hypothesis, its chapters examine the critical theory of civil society—from Hegel and Marx through Lukacs, Adorno, Benjamin, and Arendt—from the new horizon opened up by Foucault’s turn to biopolitics and its reception in recent Italian theory. Negri, Agamben, and Esposito have argued that biopolitics not only denotes new forms of domination over life but harbors within it an affirmative relation between biological life and politics that carries an emancipatory potential. The chapters of this book take up this suggestion by locating this emancipatory potential in the biopolitical feature of the human condition that Arendt called “natality.” The book proceeds to illustrate how natality is the basis for a republican articulation of an affirmative biopolitics. It aims to renew the critical theory of civil society by pursuing the traces of natality as a “surplus of life” that resists the oppressive government of life found in the capitalist political economy, in the liberal system of rights, and in the bourgeois family. By contrast, natality offers the normative foundation for a new “republic of the living.” Finally, natality permits us to establish a relation between biological life and contemplative life that reverses the long-held belief in a privileged relationship of thinking to the possibility of our death. The result is a materialist, atheological conception of contemplative life as eternal life.

The Republic Of God

Author: Elisha Mulford
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The Studies Of Nature

Author: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
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The Republic Of Republics

Author: Robert W. Greene
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The Republic Of Plato

Author: Plato
Editor: London : Macmillan
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The Republic Of Letters

Author: Alexander Whitelaw
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The Law Of Nations Or Principles Of The Law Of Nature Applied To The Conduct And Affairs Of Nations And Sovereigns

Author: Emer de Vattel
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The Reach Of The Republic Of Letters

Author: Arjan Van Dixhoorn
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004169555
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This volume questions the present-day assumption holding the Italian academies to be the model for the European literary and learned society, by juxtaposing them to other types of contemporary literary and learned associations in several Western European countries.

History Of The Republic Of The United States Of America

Author: John Church Hamilton
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The Terror Of Natural Right

Author: Dan Edelstein
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226184390
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"Natural right - the idea that there is a collection of laws and rights based not on custom or belief but that are "natural" in origin - is typically associated with liberal politics and freedom. But during the French Revolution, this tradition was interpreted to justify the most repressive actions of the violent period known as the Terror." "In The Terror of Natural Right, Dan Edelstein argues that the revolutionaries used the natural right concept of the "enemy of the human race" - an individual who has transgressed the laws of nature and must be executed without judicial formalities - to authorize three-quarters of the deaths during the Terror. But the significance of the natural right did not end with its legal application. Edelstein argues that the Jacobins shared a political philosophy that he calls "natural republicanism," which assumed the natural state of society was a republic and that natural right provided its only acceptable laws. Ultimately, he argues that what we call the Terror was in fact only one facet of the republican theory that prevailed from Louis's trial until the fall of Robespierre." "A work of historical analysis, political theory, literary criticism, and intellectual history, The Terror of Natural Right challenges prevailing assumptions of the Terror to offer a new perspective on the Revolutionary period."--BOOK JACKET.

On The Beauties Harmonies And Sublimities Of Nature 2

Author: Charles Bucke
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History Description Of The Republic Of Buenos Ayres

Author: Samuel Hull Wilcocke
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On The Beauties Harmonies And Sublimities Of Nature With Remarks On The Laws Customs Manners And Opinions Of Various Nations

Author: Charles Bucke
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Philosophies Of Nature The Human Dimension

Author: Robert S. Cohen
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401726140
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Philosophical understandings of Nature and Human Nature. Classical Greek and modern West, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, by 14 authors, including Robert Neville, Stanley Rosen, David Eckel, Livia Kohn, Tienyu Cao, Abner Shimoney, Alfred Tauber, Krzysztof Michalski, Lawrence Cahoone, Stephen Scully, Alan Olson and Alfred Ferrarin. Dedicated to the phenomenological ecology of Erazim Kohák, with 10 of his essays and a full bibliography. Overall theme: on the question of the moral sense of nature.