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Radical Theologies and Philosophies

A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature

Ecologies of Thought

Authors: Smith, A.

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Utilizing François Laruelle's "non-philosophical" method, Smith constructs a unified theory of philosophical theology and ecology by challenging environmental philosophy and theology, claiming that and engagement with scientific ecology can radically change the standard metaphysics of nature, as well as ethical problems related to "the natural".

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Anthony Paul Smith is an assistant professor in the Religion Department of La Salle University, USA

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'Ecology is often the object of overly simple and inadequate philosophies; the revision of our naturalist and philosophical concepts should, however, go together. This is the aim of Anthony Paul Smith's investigation which makes use of the 'non-philosophical' hypothesis so as to bring these new relations between nature and thought up to date. A great book that masterfully takes these problems head on, theology among them, and renews the analysis and significance of ecology.' - François Laruelle, Professor Emeritus, Contemporary Philosophy, University of Paris X: Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, France

"The scientific study of nature is more complex than simple ecological epigrams would indicate; on the other hand, philosophy is more arduous than many scientists concede. Anthony Paul Smith inhabits both fields authentically and this important work shows the fruit of his interdisciplinary labors. We will be discussing the central theses of this pathfinding book for many decades.' - Liam Heneghan, Professor, Environmental Science, Co-Director, the Institute for Nature and Culture, DePaul University, USA

'In this highly-original book, Anthony Paul Smith sketches the contours of a new discipline: ecological thinking - not simply an ecological metaphysics but a metaphysics formed through thinking ecologically. Constructing a dialogue between Francois Laruelle, philosophical theology, and scientific ecology, he enables these ways of thinking to invade each other and cohabit together. Ground-breaking and timely, this book sets the cutting edge for contemporary thinking.' - Philip Goodchild, Professor, Religion and Philosophy, University of Nottingham, UK


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature
Book Subtitle
Ecologies of Thought
Authors
Series Title
Radical Theologies and Philosophies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33197-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137331977
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33587-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46328-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-54423-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 276
Topics