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Author : Emanuele Coccia Pages : 176 pages Publisher : Polity Press Language : ISBN-10 : 150953153X ISBN-13 : 9781509531 530

The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture We bar ely talk abo ut the m and sel do m kno w thei r na me s.


Phil oso phy has alw ays ove rloo ked the m; eve n biol ogy con sid ers the m as mer e dec ora tion on the tre e of life. And yet pla nts giv e life to the Ear th:


the y pro duc e the atm osp her e tha t sur rou nds us, the y are the orig in of the oxy gen tha t ani mat es us. Pla nts em bod y the mo st dire ct,


ele me nta ry con nec tion tha t life can est abli sh wit h the wor ld.I n this hig hly orig inal boo k, Em anu ele Coc cia arg ues tha t, as the ver y cre ato


r of atm osp her e, pla nts occ upy the fun da me ntal pos itio n fro m whi ch we sho uld ana lyze all ele me nts of life. Fro m this sta ndp oint , we can no


lon ger per ceiv e the wor ld as a sim ple coll ecti on of obj ect s or as a uni ver sal spa ce con tain ing all thin gs, but as the site of a veri tabl e met aph


ysic al mix tur e. Sin ce our atm osp her e is ren der ed pos sibl e thr oug h pla nts alo ne, life onl y per pet uat es itse lf thr oug h the ver y circ le


of con su mpt ion und ert ake n by pla nts. In oth er wor ds, life exis ts onl y ins ofar as it con su me s oth er life, rem ovi ng any mo ral or ethi cal


con sid era tion s fro m the equ atio n. In con tras t to tre nds of tho ugh t tha t disc uss nat ure and the cos mo s in gen eral ter ms, Coc cia' s acc oun t


brin gs the infi nite ly sm all tog eth er wit h the infi nite ly big, offe ring a radi cal red efin itio n of the pla ce of hu ma nity wit hin the real m of life. The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture Get Now https://madbooksxyz.blogspot.com/?book=150953153X

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The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture  

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