9780231169035-0231169035-The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

ISBN-13: 9780231169035
ISBN-10: 0231169035
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Marder, Michael
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231169035
ISBN-10: 0231169035
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Marder, Michael
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Marder, Michael wrote The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium comprising 288 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231169035 and 9780231169035. Since then The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.20 or rent at the marketplace.

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Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants.

In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries. Choosing twelve botanical specimens that correspond to twelve significant philosophers, he recasts the development of philosophy through the evolution of human and plant relations. A philosophical history for the postmetaphysical age, The Philosopher's Plant reclaims the organic heritage of human thought. With the help of vegetal images, examples, and metaphors, the book clears a path through philosophy's tangled roots and dense undergrowth, opening up the discipline to all readers.

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