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Intertwined Histories: Plants in their Social Contexts

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Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISSN: 25606891 ISBN: 9781773850917 Year: Pages: 120 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Plant Sciences
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How do we understand the boundaries of individual creatures?What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living creatures together? Plants were among the the first to colonize the planet. They created the soil and the atmosphere that made life possible for animals. They are some of the largest and oldest life forms on Earth. In spite of their primacy, Western cultures have traditionally regarded plants as the lowest life forms, lacking mobility, sensation, and communication. But recent research argues that plants move and respond to their environment, communicate with each other, and form partnerships with other species.Art, poetry, and essays by cultural anthropologists, experimental plant biologists, philosophers, botanists and foresters expose the complex interactions of the vibrant living world around us and give us a lens through which we can explore our intertwined histories.

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Plants --- Art --- Poetry --- Essays

Drucke in der «Neuen Rundschau»

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Book Series: Robert Walser - Kritische Ausgabe sämtlicher Drucke und Manuskripte ISBN: 9783796537479 Year: Pages: 245 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3747-9 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In this volume, Robert Walser’s contributions printed in the journal “Neue Rundschau” are edited. Each of Walser’s texts is accompanied by a context documentation, which gives an insight into the contents of the whole journal issue. In the editors’ afterword, Walser’s relations with the journal and with the publisher S. Fischer are described. A documentary appendix with letters and further material illustrates the relations between Walser and the editors.

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Robert Walser --- Essays --- Edition

Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina

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ISBN: 9780472116980 9780472033522 9780472024483 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Sociology
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This collection of essays documents the ways in which educational institutions and the arts community responded to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. While firmly rooted in concrete projects, Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina also addresses the larger issues raised by committed public scholarship. How can higher education institutions engage with their surrounding communities? What are the pros and cons of ""asset-based"" and ""outreach"" models of civic engagement? Is it appropriate for the private sector to play a direct role in promoting civic engagement? How does public scholarship impact traditional standards of academic evaluation? Throughout the volume, this diverse collection of essays paints a remarkably consistent and persuasive account of arts-based initiatives' ability to foster social and civic renewal.

Essays on Values and Practical Rationality

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Book Series: Lisbon Philosophical Studies – Uses of Languages in Interdisciplinary Fields ISBN: 9783034331531 9783034331548 9783034330589 Year: Pages: 392 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Philosophy
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The essays presented here are the outcome of research carried out by members of IFILNOVA (Institute for Philosophy of New University of Lisbon) in 2016.

The IFILNOVA Permanent Seminar seeks to show how values are relevant to humans (both socially and individually). This seminar is the ‘place’ where different research will converge towards a unified viewpoint. This includes the discussion of the following questions: What is the philosophical contribution to current affairs and decisions that depend crucially on values? Can philosophy make a difference, namely by bringing practical reason to bear on these affairs and decision? And how to do it? Which are our scientific ‘allies’ in this enterprise; psychology, communication sciences, even sociology and history?

This volume shows the connection between practical rationality and values and covers the dimensions ethics, aesthetics and politics.

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