Despite this , Barth continued to defend the " scientific " nature of theology . Why should theology be considered a science ? According to Barth , there is nothing indispensable for theology about considering it a science .
When it is asserted, or implied, that Nature, or the laws of Nature, should  be conformed to, is the Nature which is meant, Nature in the first sense of the term, meaning all which is – the powers and properties of all things?
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
Der Begriff der ›Natur‹ ist so etwas wie ein Bedeutungs-Chamäleon und wird entsprechend leicht missbraucht. Mill wendet sich in seinem kurzen Essay mit Macht gegen Behauptungen, etwas sei ›natürlich‹ und deshalb schon gut (etwa die ›natürlichen Wesenseigenschaften von Mann und Frau‹ oder das ›natürliche‹ Recht). Ihn interessieren vielmehr normative Prinzipien: Es sei die oberste Pflicht des Menschen als Individuum und als Gattung, die Natur zu moralisieren. Die Pflicht des Menschen besteht nämlich nicht darin, der äußeren oder inneren instinktiven Natur zu folgen, sondern die innere wie die äußere Natur durch Kultivierung zu verbessern – ein Ansatz, der in Zeiten bedrohter Natur und ökologischer Probleme neue Relevanz gewinnt. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.
Well do I know that one serves not God when one The order of nature forsakes ; and praise Deserve they who ruled here before me , That they the cloisters opened , and thousand Victims of a misunderstood devotion To the duties of nature ...
We now propose that these questions, which are important in every personal life, are scientifically raised with the new sociothesie and observed as to whether our human nature could provide us with reliable answers to these questions.
Author: Peter Schlötter
Publisher: Carl-Auer Verlag
The author's fundamental empirical study of system constellations with life-sized figures from the year 2005 could also be realised in China in 2015. In this book, he proves that the perception of the position in a space actually follows the generally comprehensible semantics of a language and this is hardly any different in China than it is in Germany. Thus, gestural language can be described as a "global language". It is concerned with the exploration of the social nature of man as well as human social gravitational forces with the help of the new research discipline "sociothesie". Thereby, the concept of a "social affected space" can be empirically substantiated. Die grundlegende empirische Studie des Autors über Systemaufstellungen mit lebensgroßen Figuren aus dem Jahr 2005 konnte 2015 auch in China realisiert werden. Er weist in diesem Buch nach, dass die Wahrnehmung der Position im Raum tatsächlich der allgemein verständlichen Semantik einer Sprache folgt und dies in China kaum anders ist als in Deutschland. Die Zeichensprache kann demnach als "Weltsprache" bezeichnet werden. Es geht um die Erforschung der sozialen Natur des Menschen sowie der humanen sozialen Schwerkräfte mit Hilfe der neuen Forschungsdisziplin "Soziothesie". Damit kann das Konzept eines "sozialen Wirkraumes" empirisch begründet werden.
courses of race, gender or class—realize the empowerment of Nature from its subaltern position. But such empowerment of Nature first requires that the sundering of human and nonhuman realms is overcome, since, as Kate Rigby explains, ...
Author: Eduardo Valls Oyarzun
Publisher: Lexington Books
“Nature, thou art my goddess”—Edmund’s bold assertion in King Lear could easily inspire and, at the same time, function as a lamentation of the inadequate respect of nature in culture. In this volume, international experts provide multidisciplinary exploration of the insubordinate representations of nature in modern and contemporary literature and art. The work foregrounds the need to reassess how nature is already, and has been for a while, striking back against human domination. From the perspective of literary studies, art, history, media studies, ethics and philosophy, and ethnology and anthropology, Avenging Nature highlights the need of assessing insurgent discourses that—converging with counter-discourses of race, gender or class—realize the empowerment of nature from its subaltern position. Acknowledging the argument that cultural representations of nature establish a relationship of domination and exploitation of human discourse over nonhuman reality and that, in consequence, our regard for nature as humanist critics is instrumental and anthropocentric, the present volume advocates for the view that the time has come to finally perceive nature’s vengeance and to critically probe into nature’s ongoing revenge against the exploitation of culture.
spirit of Kate Soper's important resolution of the tension between ' natureendorsing ' and ' nature - sceptical ' perspectives , while insisting on the ' extradiscursive reality of nature ' . In writing this , I acknowledge that ...
Author: Dominic Head
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Nature Prose seeks to explain the popularity and appeal of contemporary writing about nature. This book intervenes in key areas of contemporary debate about literature and the environment and explores the enduring appeal of writing about nature during an ecological crisis. Using a range of international examples, with a focus on late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century writing from Britain and the US, Dominic Head argues that nature writing contains formal effects which encapsulate our current ecological dilemma and offer a fresh resource for critical thinking. The environmental crisis has injected a fresh urgency into nature writing, along with a new piquancy for those readers seeking solace in the nonhuman, or for those looking to change their habits in the face of ecological catastrophe. However, behind this apparently strong match between the aims of nature writers and the desires of their readers, there is also a shared mood of radical uncertainty and insecurity. The treatment and construction of 'nature' in contemporary imaginative prose reveals some significant paradoxes beneath its dominant moods, moods which are usually earnest, sometimes celebratory, sometimes prophetic or cautionary. It is in these paradoxical moments that the contemporary ecological crisis is formally encoded, in a progressive development of ecological consciousness from the late 1950s onwards. Nature prose, fiction and nonfiction, is now contemporaneous with a defining time of crisis, while also being formally fashioned by that context. This is a mode of writing that emerges in a world in crisis, but which is also, in some ways, in crisis itself. With chapters on remoteness, exclusivity, abundance, and rarity, this book marks a turning point in how literary criticism engages with nature writing.
A double and intertwined lack of ambivalence: motherhood and nature The social imagery of the good mother paradigm displays a strong tendency to cast out any sort of ambivalence3 from the way motherhood is represented (Brown 2010).
Author: Douglas A Vakoch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment provides a historical context for understanding the contested relationships between women and nature, and it articulates strategies for moving beyond the dualistic theories and practices that often frame those relationships. In 1974, Francoise d'Eaubonne coined the term "ecofeminism" to raise awareness about interconnections between women's oppression and nature's domination in an attempt to liberate women and nature from subordination. Since then, ecofeminism has attracted scholars and activists from various disciplines and positions to assess the relationship between the cultural human and the natural non-human through gender reconsiderations. The contributors to this volume present critical and constructive perspectives on ecofeminism throughout its history, from the beginnings of ecofeminism in the 1970s through to contemporary and emerging developments in the field, drawing on animal studies, postcolonialism, film studies, transgender studies, and political ecology. This interdisciplinary and international collection of essays demonstrates the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism as a way of understanding and responding to the complex interactions between genders, bodies, and the natural environment. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecofeminism as well as those involved in environmental studies and gender studies more broadly. ?
Since “much is published, but little printed,” one must learn to read nature by decoding its visible and aural signs—just as one must know the “particular written languages” of books to discern their meaning (W 99, 111).
Author: John Gatta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Since colonial times, the sense of encountering an unseen, transcendental Presence within the natural world has been a characteristic motif in American literature and culture. American writers have repeatedly perceived in nature something beyond itself-and beyond themselves. In this book, John Gatta argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Whatever their theology, American writers have perennially construed the nonhuman world to be a source, in Rachel Carson's words, of "something that takes us out of ourselves." Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for "natural revelation" has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history. And it shows how the imaginative challenge of "reading" landscapes has been influenced by biblical hermeneutics. Though focused on adaptations of Judeo-Christian religious traditions, it also samples Native American, African American, and Buddhist forms of ecospirituality. It begins with Colonial New England writers such Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards, re-examines pivotal figures such as Henry Thoreau and John Muir, and takes account of writings by Mary Austin, Rachel Carson, and many others along the way. The book concludes with an assessment of the "spiritual renaissance" underway in current environmental writing, as represented by five noteworthy poets and by authors such as Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Matthiessen, and Barry Lopez. This engaging study should appeal not only to students of literature, but also to those interested in ethics and environmental studies, religious studies, and American cultural history.
Design and Nature : Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering Series : Design and Nature Volume 3 With the onward march of science and technology , and the continuing quest for improvement , there is a growing curiosity ...
Author: C. A. Brebbia
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Design and Nature, held in Udine, Italy, Sept. 2002--Pref.
New Journal from WIT Press Design & Nature A Transdisciplinary Journal Relating Nature , Science and the Humanities Editors : C . A . BREBBIA , Wessex Institute of Technology , UK and S . C . BURGESS , University of Bristol , UK Design ...
Author: M. W. Collins
Publisher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the common scientific laws of both the natural and engineered worlds. As well as straightforward engineering design and biology, it also features mathematics, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, biomimetics, medical engineering and history of science. The individual chapters are intended to be personal flashes of illumination, combining authority, inspiration and state-of-the-art knowledge. [Publisher web site].
Gl. 4to. Pp. 145. (Bangkok: The Bangkok Times Press, Ltd.; London: Luzac and Co., 1932.) 7 Tcs. ; 12s. 10d.* Daglish, Eric Fitch, Written and Illustrated by. How to see Birds. (The Children's Nature ...
Behaviour of the individual plants shows , however , that the smaller , slow growing ones in a given population respond to Ayala , F. J. , Nature , 224 , 1076 ( 1969 ) . brassins to a somewhat greater degree than do those growing Ayala ...
Neither pure thought nor pure nature alone is sufficient to "explain" concrete reality, for this presented actuality is not comprised of abstractions but is thought and its object held unified in self-conscious reason.
each claiming a particular competence in addressing human nature, each bringing its own particular assumptions and methodology to the subject, and each bringing an indispensable perspective to a complete understanding of the human being ...
Author: Paul Jersild
This book addresses a current, frontline issue in the perennial exchange between science and religion. Jersild surveys the contemporary scene in genetic research and the visionary goals of a number of scientists concerning the human future. He focuses on human identity - "Who Are We?" - as the critical question, first addressing our biological origins in light of evolution and presenting a holistic understanding of human nature. He then turns to the world of biotechnology and the tension between human limitations and human potential in light of prospective genetic enhancements. The implications of genetic engineering, the impact of pharmacology, and the human desire for perfection and immortality all enter into a volatile mix of ideas and aspirations concerning the human future. Jersild brings a Christian perspective to these developments in spelling out a responsible stance.
Ranger NATURALISTS LEAD PROGRAM OF NATURE ACTIVITIES STRESSING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF NATURE AND NATIONAL PARKS. Art: ]. Robert Sewell, gift of National Foundation for Junior Museums. Taxidermy by Herman Beck.
Nature Study The journal of the American Nature Study Society Editor : STANLEY B. MULAIK , Zoology Department , University of Utah , Salt Lake City , Utah 84112 . Issociate Editor : JOHN A. GUSTAFSON , R. D. 1 , Homer , N. Y. 13077 .
12 OUTLINE OF NATURE STUDY. While in nature study, as in all other school work, the child is everywhere and in everything the center, there are two subordinate centers, like the two foci of an ellipse — the child in his relations to his ...
... the conservation Lwnn .___ produced very few approaches that can be implemented at a pace to match the threats One major exception to this is the Rapid Ecological Assessment technique developed by The Nature Conservancy and its ...
Author: Ellen Roca
Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) is a methodology developed by The Nature Conservancy to provide comprehensive and reliable information about biodiversity resources in situations where time and financial resources are limited. REAs utilize a combination of remote-sensed imagery, reconnaissance overflights, field data collection, and spatial information visualization to generate useful information for conservation planning. Nature in Focus is an in-depth guide to the theory and practice of REAs, offering a detailed approach for assessing biodiversity in a rapid and integrative manner. It provides researchers with the essential tools and techniques they need to conduct an REA, and offers valuable advice about the planning and implementation aspects. The book: presents an overview of the REA methodology and sampling framework reviews all aspects of an REA: planning and management, mapping and spatial information, information management describes surveys of vegetation and fauna presents a generalized description of threat assessments explores the manner in which large amounts of data produced by different REA teams are integrated and synthesized into a cohesive set of management recommendations explains how the REA effort is documented, published, and disseminated offers a detailed REA case study Also included is a set of twelve color maps that describe the sequence of mapping activities in the case-study REA, along with other map examples from a range of REAs. In addition to the case study, appendixes offer a full set of REA field forms for sampling, and a model "Scope of Work" that describes the nature of work to be conducted in an REA and outlines the roles and responsibilities of the participating organizations. Nature in Focus presents the collective experience of more than ten years of REA field-testing. Conservation practitioners and biodiversity scientists who are involved with REA initiatives, along with managers, policymakers, and others involved with conservation programs will find the book a useful and nontechnical guide to an essential element of successful conservation.
Along abandoned railroad tracks she found miles of ready-made nature trails that ace at the center of a bitter controversy. On the "barren" prairies of the Midwest, she found a startling variety of wildflowers and grasses.
Author: Cathy A. Johnson
Category: Sports & Recreation
Everything visitors want to know about these parks, including their histories, plant and animal life, and conservation issues. Also includes field guides, life lists, and stunning color photos. Writer/artist Cathy Johnson journeys through the mountains, the desert, the seacoast, and the prairie, chronicling with words and sketches all she discovers.