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The Philosopher S Plant

Author : Michael Marder
ISBN : 9780231538138
Genre : Philosophy
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Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries. Choosing twelve botanical specimens that correspond to twelve significant philosophers, he recasts the development of philosophy through the evolution of human and plant relations. A philosophical history for the postmetaphysical age, The Philosopher's Plant reclaims the organic heritage of human thought. With the help of vegetal images, examples, and metaphors, the book clears a path through philosophy's tangled roots and dense undergrowth, opening up the discipline to all readers.
Category: Philosophy

Plant Thinking

Author : Michael Marder
ISBN : 9780231161251
Genre : Philosophy
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The margins of philosophy are populated by non-human, non-animal living beings, including plants. While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life, Michael Marder puts this life at the forefront of the current deconstruction of metaphysics. He identifies the existential features of plant behavior and the vegetal heritage of human thought so as to affirm the potential of vegetation to resist the logic of totalization and to exceed the narrow confines of instrumentality. Reconstructing the life of plants "after metaphysics," Marder focuses on their unique temporality, freedom, and material knowledge or wisdom. In his formulation, "plant-thinking" is the non-cognitive, non-ideational, and non-imagistic mode of thinking proper to plants, as much as the process of bringing human thought itself back to its roots and rendering it plantlike.
Category: Philosophy

How Plants Work

Author : Stephen Blackmore
ISBN : 9781782408291
Genre : Nature
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Today’s plants are descended from simple algaes that first emerged more than 500 million years ago, and now there are around 400,000 species. The huge diversity of forms that that these plants take is staggering. From towering redwoods, to diminutive mosses; from plants that developed stinging hairs and poisons, to those that require fire to germinate tor ocean currents to dsitribute their seeds. But how have we arrived at this mind-blowing variety in the plant kingdom? How Plants Work seeks to answer this intriguing question, drawing from a wide range of examples—from the everyday leaf to the most bizarre flowers—this book is a fascinating enquiry into, and celebration of, the rich complexity of plant life.
Category: Nature

The Palgrave Handbook Of Workers Participation At Plant Level

Author : Stefan Berger
ISBN : 9781137481924
Genre : Social Science
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Comprising the study, documentation, and comparison of plant-level workers’ participation around the world, this volume meets the challenge of offering a global perspective on workers’ participation, representation, and models of social partnership. Value chains, economic life, inter-cultural exchange and knowledge, as well as the mobility of persons and ideas increasingly cross the borders of nation-states. In the knowledge age, the active participation of workers in organizations is crucially important for sustainable and long-term growth and innovation. This handbook offers lessons from historical, global accounts of workers’ participation at plant level, even as it looks forward to predict forthcoming trends in participation.
Category: Social Science

Gold And The Philosopher S Stone

Author : Peter Grunewald
ISBN : 1902636317
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Presenting Far-Reaching New therapeutic research, Peter Grunewald examines the underlying spiritual aspects of constitutional treatment using mineral remedies. This constitutional approach, used in the treatment of chronic physical, neurological, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and mental conditions and illnesses, centers on a system of nine main minerals. Grunewald traces these nine substances on their paths through the human organism, and demonstrates their indications, effects and interactions. He also develops a spiritual and alchemistic understanding of the working of these substances, based on anthroposophical medical research.Gold, the sun metal, and carbon, the substance of organic life on earth, occupy a central position in this study of the mineral system. The Philosopher's Stone is achieved through the transformation of carbon and the creation of gold. The author shows how the important medicine Aurum (made from gold) relates to this process. He suggests that a mineral therapy centered on the principle of transformation conceals future spiritual mysteries that relate to evolutionary laws inherent in the physical and higher bodies.
Category: Health & Fitness

Plant Animal Interactions

Author : Carlos M. Herrera
ISBN : 9781444312294
Genre : Science
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Interactions between plants and animals are incredibly diverse and complex and span terrestrial, atmospheric and aquatic environments. The last decade has seen the emergence of a vast quantity of data on the subject and there is now a perceived need among both teachers and undergraduate students for a new textbook that incorporates the numerous recent advances made in the field. The book is intended for use by advanced level undergraduate and beginning graduate students, taking related courses in wider ecology degree programmes. Very few books cover this subject and those that do are out of date.
Category: Science

Celtic Plant Magic

Author : Jon G. Hughes
ISBN : 0892819243
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This is the first working guide to the creation and application of plant-based compounds for magical and healing purposes as well as Celtic Sex rituals based on the Druidic tradition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Islamic Life And Thought

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN : 9789675062490
Genre : Islam and the social sciences
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Category: Islam and the social sciences