The Death of Nature

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062505958
Release Date: 1990-01-10
Genre: Religion

An examination of the Scientific Revolution that shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science has sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion, and a new socioeconomic order that subordinates women.

After the Death of Nature

Author: Kenneth Worthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351582902
Release Date: 2018-10-22
Genre: Nature

Carolyn Merchant’s foundational 1980 book The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution established her as a pioneering researcher of human-nature relations. Her subsequent groundbreaking writing in a dozen books and over one hundred peer-reviewed articles have only fortified her position as one of the most influential scholars of the environment. This book examines and builds upon her decades-long legacy of innovative environmental thought and her critical responses to modern mechanistic and patriarchal conceptions of nature and women as well as her systematic taxonomies of environmental thought and action. Seventeen scholars and activists assess, praise, criticize, and extend Merchant’s work to arrive at a better and more complete understanding of the human place in nature today and the potential for healthier and more just relations with nature and among people in the future. Their contributions offer personal observations of Merchant’s influence on the teaching, research, and careers of other environmentalists.

The Scientific Revolution

Author: H. F. Cohen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226112802
Release Date: 1994-10-03
Genre: History

In this first book-length historiographical study of the Scientific Revolution, H. Floris Cohen examines the body of work on the intellectual, social, and cultural origins of early modern science. Cohen critically surveys a wide range of scholarship since the nineteenth century, offering new perspectives on how the Scientific Revolution changed forever the way we understand the natural world and our place in it. Cohen's discussions range from scholarly interpretations of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the question of why the Scientific Revolution took place in seventeenth-century Western Europe, rather than in ancient Greece, China, or the Islamic world. Cohen contends that the emergence of early modern science was essential to the rise of the modern world, in the way it fostered advances in technology. A valuable entrée to the literature on the Scientific Revolution, this book assesses both a controversial body of scholarship, and contributes to understanding how modern science came into the world.

Staying Alive

Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 0862328233
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

"Examining the position of women in relation to nature - the forests, the food chain and water supplies - the author links the violation of nature with the violation and marginalization of women, especially in the Third World."--Page 4 of cover.

Wissenschaft zwischen Qualitas und Quantitas

Author: Erwin Neuenschwander
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783034879941
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science

Wissenschaft und insbesondere die Naturwissenschaften haben heute meist mit "Messen", das heisst mit der quantitativen Erfassung der Wirklichkeit zu tun. Das Eigentliche, die "Qualität" der Dinge, entzieht sich jedoch diesem technokratischen Zugriff. Die Position der Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen den Polen Quantitas und Qualitas in Geschichte und Gegenwart auszuleuchten, ist das Anliegen der Beiträge dieses Bandes. Sie führen vor Augen, dass die Wissenschaftskonzeptionen des Altertums und des Mittelalters noch weitgehend qualitativ orientiert waren, und zeigen, wie diese in den verschiedenen Naturwissenschaften durch das neuzeitliche quantitativmessende Paradigma abgelöst wurden und welche Probleme es dabei zu bewältigen galt.

The Scientific Revolution

Author: Steven Shapin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226750224
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Science

"There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it." With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview. "Shapin's account is informed, nuanced, and articulated with clarity. . . . This is not to attack or devalue science but to reveal its richness as the human endeavor that it most surely is. . . .Shapin's book is an impressive achievement."—David C. Lindberg, Science "Shapin has used the crucial 17th century as a platform for presenting the power of science-studies approaches. At the same time, he has presented the period in fresh perspective."—Chronicle of Higher Education "Timely and highly readable . . . A book which every scientist curious about our predecessors should read."—Trevor Pinch, New Scientist "It's hard to believe that there could be a more accessible, informed or concise account of how it [the scientific revolution], and we have come to this. The Scientific Revolution should be a set text in all the disciplines. And in all the indisciplines, too."—Adam Phillips, London Review of Books "Shapin's treatise on the currents that engendered modern science is a combination of history and philosophy of science for the interested and educated layperson."—Publishers Weekly "Superlative, accessible, and engaging. . . . Absolute must-reading."—Robert S. Frey, Bridges "This vibrant historical exploration of the origins of modern science argues that in the 1600s science emerged from a variety of beliefs, practices, and influences. . . . This history reminds us that diversity is part of any intellectual endeavor."—Choice "Most readers will conclude that there was indeed something dramatic enough to be called the Scientific Revolution going on, and that this is an excellent book about it."—Anthony Gottlieb, The New York Times Book Review

Science and Nature

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351620666
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Social Science

Science and Nature brings together the work and insights of historian Carolyn Merchant on the history of science, environmental history, and ethics. The book explores her ideas about the interconnections among science, women, nature, and history as they have emerged over her academic lifetime. Focusing on topics such as "The Death of Nature," the Scientific Revolution, women in the history of science and environment, and partnership ethics, it synthesizes her writings and sets out a vision for the twenty-first century. Anyone interested in the interactions between science and nature in the past, present, and future will want to read this book. It is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, and the philosophy of science.

Ratten Burger

Author: David Walliams
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644560215
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In Zoes Leben gibt es eine Menge Dinge, die sie nicht gerade glücklich machen: - ihre Stiefmutter Sheila, die sogar zu faul ist, um sich selbst in der Nase zu bohren – und es stattdessen von Zoe verlangt, - ihre grässliche Klassenkameradin Tina, die ihr das Leben schwermacht – am liebsten, indem sie Zoe auf den Kopf spuckt, - und als wäre das alles nicht schon genug, hat der fürchterliche Bert von Berts Burgerbude etwas richtig Schlimmes mit Zoes kleiner Ratte vor. Ich kann dir nicht verraten, was genau er mit ihr vorhat – aber ein kleiner Hinweis verbirgt sich im Titel dieses Buches.

Radical Ecology

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136190148
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Political Science

This is a new edition of the classic examination of major philosophical, ethical, scientific and economic roots of environmental problems which examines the ways that radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet. It features a new Introduction from the author, a thorough updating of chapters, and two entirely new chapters on recent Global Movements and Globalization and the Environment.

Ecology

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573926000
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Science

As we survey the effects of modernism—environmental destruction, the net consumption of irreplaceable natural resources, the ever-widening gulf between first and third worlds—we are forced to grapple with the consequences of the domination of nature by human beings. The readings gathered here join these issues with critical theory to examine the ongoing struggle to rediscover the nature within human beings and to reconnect it with external nature. Starting with an examination of the use of modernist thought as legitimation for the domination of nature, the collection progresses on a broad front: It examines how first-world economies create third-world dependency; the connections between poverty and population; how basic needs could be fulfilled in a green sustainable economy; the debate among deep, social, and socialist ecologists over the new ecological worldview; ecofeminism and the liberation of both women and nature; environmental justice for minorities and third-world peoples; the need for new spiritual relations between people and nature; and a new postmodern science that offers people a partnership with nature. The conclusion presents the "Principles of Environmental Justice," adopted by the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. Each essay stands on its own as a contribution to the ecological debate, but the cumulative effect is clearly to ask how critical theorists, current environmental philosophers, and scientists propose to liberate both human beings and nature.

Wissenschaft zwischen Qualitas und Quantitas

Author: Erwin Neuenschwander
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783034879941
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science

Wissenschaft und insbesondere die Naturwissenschaften haben heute meist mit "Messen", das heisst mit der quantitativen Erfassung der Wirklichkeit zu tun. Das Eigentliche, die "Qualität" der Dinge, entzieht sich jedoch diesem technokratischen Zugriff. Die Position der Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen den Polen Quantitas und Qualitas in Geschichte und Gegenwart auszuleuchten, ist das Anliegen der Beiträge dieses Bandes. Sie führen vor Augen, dass die Wissenschaftskonzeptionen des Altertums und des Mittelalters noch weitgehend qualitativ orientiert waren, und zeigen, wie diese in den verschiedenen Naturwissenschaften durch das neuzeitliche quantitativmessende Paradigma abgelöst wurden und welche Probleme es dabei zu bewältigen galt.

Von Diana zu Minerva

Author: Ruth Hagengruber
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783050061290
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Philosophy

Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert waren Intelligenz und wissenschaftlicher Ehrgeiz keineswegs ausreichende Gründe für eine wissenschaftliche Laufbahn von Frauen. Die wenigen, denen aufgrund ihres hohen gesellschaftlichen Ranges und ihrer besonderen Begabung ein privates Studium ermöglicht wurde, präsentierten jedoch bereits erstaunlich moderne Überzeugungen. Die Göttinnen Diana und Minerva wurden zum Symbol der Unabhängigkeit dieser Frauen. Im vorliegenden Buch werden Biographien und Gedanken gelehrter Damen vorgestellt, die Einfluss auf die geistigen Strömungen ihrer Zeit ausübten, indem sie korrespondierten, kommunizierten, förderten und selbst schreibend tätig wurden.

Ecological Revolutions

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807899623
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Genre: Science

With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860. In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135963156
Release Date: 2004-04-16
Genre: Reference

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.