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Author Browne, Neil W.

Title The world in which we occur : John Dewey, pragmatist ecology, and American ecological writing in the twentieth century / Neil W. Browne
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages)
Contents An arc of discovery: John Muir's my first summer in the Sierra -- The form of the new: pragmatist ecology and Sea of Cortez -- Rachel Carson's Marginal world: pragmatist ecology, aesthetics, and ethics -- The coldest scholar on Earth: silence and work in John Haines's The stars, the snow, the fire -- Northern imagination, wonder, politics, and pragmatist ecology in Barry Lopez's Arctic dreams
Summary American philosopher John Dewey considered all human endeavors to be one with the natural world. In his writings, particularly Art as Experience (1934), Dewey insists on the primacy of the environment in aesthetic experience. Dewey?s conception of environment includes both the natural and the man-made. The World in Which We Occur highlights this notion in order to define?pragmatist ecology,? a practice rooted in the interface of the cultural and the natural. Neil Browne finds this to be a significant feature of some of the most important ecological writing of the last century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-217) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Dewey, John, 1859-1952 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Human ecology in literature.
Human ecology -- Philosophy.
Human ecology -- Philosophy. Human ecology in literature. Dewey, John -- 1859-1952 -- Criticism and interpretation
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817315810 (alk. paper)
0817380175 (electronic bk.)
9780817315818 (alk. paper)
9780817380175 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles John Dewey, pragmatist ecology, and American ecological writing in the twentieth century