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Author Conche, Marcel.

Title Philosophizing ad infinitum : infinite nature, infinite philosophy / Marcel Conche ; translated by Laurent Ledoux and Herman G. Bonne ; foreword by J. Baird Callicott
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 196 pages.)
Series SUNY series in environmental philosophy and ethics
SUNY series in environmental philosophy and ethics.
Contents Flashback -- Presence of the Infinite: Plato and Science in Opposition to the Infinite -- With and Without Aristotle -- With and Without Chrysippus -- With and Without Epicurus -- With and Without Montaigne -- A Moment with Omar Khayyam -- Concerning Nietzsche -- My Path with and Without Bergson -- With Pascal and Without Him -- With the "Old Sage" and Without Him
Summary "In Philosophizing ad Infinitum, one of his most remarkable and daring books, Conche articulates a unique and powerful understanding of nature, inclusive of humanity, as infinite in time and space - ever self-renewing, eternal, and beyond complete understanding or control. In today's world the notion of infinity is at the core of the crisis humanity faces understanding nature. For the last two hundred years economies have been running at full speed, fueled by the implicit belief that natural resources are infinite; however, it is clear that they are not and that humanity needs to radically rethink the foundations of environmental and economic systems. Conche seeks to begin this rethinkinf, inllustrating along the way insightful and sometimes unorthodox ideas about Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Montaigne, Nietzsche, Bergson, and others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-165) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Conche, Marcel.
Philosophy, French.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1438451903 (electronic bk.)
9781438451909 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover : alk. paper)
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Other Titles Philosopher à l'infini. English