Terror, Composition, Embodiment: the Politics of Nature in Zizek, Latour, and Nancy

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2013-04-22

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Langille, Caleb

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This thesis brings the philosophies of Jean-Luc Nancy, Slavoj Zizek and Bruno Latour into conversation around the cynosure of ecological rhetoric. It argues for a renewed contemplation of political ecology, one that relinquishes the concept of Nature in favour of the overtly politicized notion of a world in common. By tracing, for the first time, the intersections between these three thinkers’ respective philosophies of nature, this thesis strives to articulate a philosophical framework that can live up to the ecological challenges of the contemporary Anthropocene.

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Slavoj Zizek, Bruno Latour, Jean-Luc Nancy, Politics of Nature, Political Ecology

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