Adorno on Nature by Deborah Cook

By Deborah Cook

Many years ahead of the environmental flow emerged within the Sixties, Adorno condemned our damaging and self-destructive courting to the flora and fauna, caution of the disaster that can end result if we proceed to regard nature as an item that exists solely for our personal profit. Adorno on Nature offers the 1st targeted exam of the pivotal position of the assumption of ordinary heritage in Adorno’s paintings. A comparability of Adorno’s issues with these of key ecological theorists—social ecologist Murray Bookchin, ecofeminist Carolyn service provider, and deep ecologist Arne Naess—reveals how Adorno speaks on to a lot of today’s such a lot urgent environmental concerns. finishing with a dialogue of the philosophical conundrum of cohesion in variety, Adorno on Nature additionally explores how social harmony may be promoted as an important technique of confronting environmental problems.

“Adorno is without doubt one of the such a lot subtle and thorough materialists of the final century, and prepare dinner introduces with a lot precision (and sympathy for these now not already acquainted with Adorno’s paintings) the range and power of Adorno’s process. Adorno on Nature services partially, then, as a corrective to contemporary forget of Adorno’s dedication to Marxist materialism.” —Mind

“A important and persuasive account of Adorno’s notion of nature and its courting with the idea of, specially, Marx, but additionally Hegel, Kant and, to a lesser volume, Freud.” —Marx and Philosophy

“A accomplished and cautious research of the an important and infrequently underestimated function of nature in Adorno, tracing Adorno’s notion of ‘natural history’ from the Thirties to the Sixties and articulating its implications for environmental philosophy and activism.” —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“Due to its admirable readability, the ebook should be tremendous valuable to these surprising with Adorno. whilst, Cook’s meticulous research of Adorno’s texts and her dialogue of secondary literature may also be of serious curiosity to students good versed in Adorno’s work.” —Environmental Values

“Deborah prepare dinner essentially and punctiliously explores how Adorno’s predicament with nature organises his complete philosophy. She indicates the relevance of his paintings for figuring out the environmental crisis.” —Alison Stone, Lancaster University

“Deborah prepare dinner presents an illuminating research of the concept that of nature in Adorno and the way it emerges and is still a imperative element of his paintings, undergirding the major issues of his philosophy. basically and lucidly featuring Adorno’s complicated rules, cook dinner offers a piece that are supposed to be of curiosity to either scholars and students of Adorno’s very important work.” —Douglas Kellner, UCLA

“The reconstruction of Adorno awarded this is compelling and should aid fix curiosity during this refined materialist.” —Journal of severe Realism

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Cantala Roxburgh (Hort. , 25, 1814). D: Known from cultivation only. == Furcraea cantala (Roxburgh) Voigt (1845); incl. Agave cantula Roxburgh (1832) (nom. , Art. 1). A. cantala var. acuispina (Trelease) Gentry (Agaves Cont. , 569, ill. (p. 555), 1982). T: El Salvador, San Miguel Dept. (Calderon 2084 [US]). - D: Known from cultivation only (S Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador). == Agave acuispina Trelease (1925). [2f] Differs from var. 5 cm; Inf with 20 - 35 part-Inf; Fl shorter, 57 - 63 mm; Ov shorter, 25 - 30 mm, neck short; Tep green, lobes subequal, 19 - 21 mm, light greenish-yellow.

5 cm. A. barbadensis Trelease (Mem. Nation. Acad. Sci. 11: 28-29, t. 34-38,65, 107, 1913). - Lit: Howard & al. (1979). D: Lesser Antilles (Barbados); spontaneous in dune areas, frequently escaped from cultivation. Incl. Agave americana Dillenius (1774) (nom. il- J. , Art. 1); incl. Fureraea tuberosa Drummond (1907) (nom. , Art. 1). 5 cm, blackish-brown at the curved tip, decurrent and dorsally intruding into the green tissue; Inf 5 - 6 m and more, narrowlyoblong, 'paniculate', part-Inf on very ascending Br, in the upper jj or more of the Inf, freely and densely bulbilliferous, not known to produce Fr; Perl 10 (-20) mm; Fl aborting before completely opening, 65 - 75 mm and more; Ov oblong-fusiform, 45 - 55 mm; Tep yellow, tube conical, ± 15 mm, lobes 20 - 25 mm.

22 J. Thiede - D: Only known from cultivation. I: Gentry (1982: 334). Incl. Agave scolymus A. Berger (1898) (nom. , Art. 1). 5 cm apart, with broad horny bases and deltoid cusps hooked forwards or backwards, on broad fleshy prominences, intersinuses with much smaller intermittent teeth, teeth in the lower Ii of the L much smaller, straight or reflexed, all teeth light brown; terminal Sp 3 - 4 cm, decurrent to the upper 3 - 4 teeth; Inf tall, 'paniculate', long pyramidal, scape strong; Fl 85 mm (dried); Ov narrow, 35 - 40 mm; Tep yellow, tube broadly funnel-shaped, ± 10 mm, lobes 35 -40mm.

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