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The Resource The biology of wonder : aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science, Andreas Weber

The biology of wonder : aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science, Andreas Weber

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The biology of wonder : aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science
Title
The biology of wonder
Title remainder
aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science
Statement of responsibility
Andreas Weber
Title variation
Aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"What is life? In The Biology of Wonder, scientist Andreas Weber reframes this fundamental enigma by arguing that all living beings, like humans, are not biological machines, but living, creative agents fueled by meaning and expression. Weber proposes a new approach--the development of a "poetic ecology"--which intimately attaches our species to every being and underpins the entire range of human experience. He argues that feelings and emotions, far from being superfluous to the study of organisms, are the very foundation of life. The schism between us and the natural world 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 fail to understand that what happens to nature also happens to us"--Back cover
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Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
570
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.W3913 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The biology of wonder : aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science, Andreas Weber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Alles fühlt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by David Abram -- Introduction: towards a poetic ecology. Part 1 Cells with aspirations : The desire for life -- The machine that can die -- The physics of creation. Part 2 The language of feeling : World inscape -- Affective neuroscience: mind as symbol of the body. Part 3 I am thou : The question in the eyes of the wolf -- Learning to think: mirroring the other. Part 4 Life as art : Melody of the soul -- The principle of beauty. Part 5 Symbioses : The body of the sea -- Not one, but all -- The silvery sea. Part 6 Healing : Ethics: the values of the flesh -- Enlivenment: ecological morals as mutuality in beauty. Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the author
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9780865717992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)925399169
Label
The biology of wonder : aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science, Andreas Weber
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Alles fühlt
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by David Abram -- Introduction: towards a poetic ecology. Part 1 Cells with aspirations : The desire for life -- The machine that can die -- The physics of creation. Part 2 The language of feeling : World inscape -- Affective neuroscience: mind as symbol of the body. Part 3 I am thou : The question in the eyes of the wolf -- Learning to think: mirroring the other. Part 4 Life as art : Melody of the soul -- The principle of beauty. Part 5 Symbioses : The body of the sea -- Not one, but all -- The silvery sea. Part 6 Healing : Ethics: the values of the flesh -- Enlivenment: ecological morals as mutuality in beauty. Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the author
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9780865717992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)925399169

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