Last Call for Telos 190

Significant challenges to the present exploitative human behaviour are now coming from a number of directions. Is it a fine example of a valuable palliative or a significant contribution to shaping a pervasive  curative? Peter

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From: Telos Press <telos@telospress.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 at 17:00
Subject: Last call for Telos 190 (Spring 2020): Economy and Ecology
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Last call at current issue price! Telos 190 (Spring 2020): Economy and Ecology: Reconceiving the Human Relationship to Nature. Order your copy today at our website and read David Pan’s introduction in our blog.Trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. Last call at current issue price!
Telos 190 (Spring 2020): Economy and Ecology: Reconceiving the Human Relationship to Nature Next week we will release Telos 191, so be sure to pick up your copy today of Telos 190 (Spring 2020): Economy and Ecology: Reconceiving the Human Relationship to Nature at the lower current issue price at the Telos Press website. Our human relationship to nature defines our economic life. As Marx articulated in the 1844 manuscripts, labor involves an engagement with nature in order to fulfill human ends, the working up of nature as an “inorganic body.” Consequently, the world of work and that of the environment are really two aspects of our relationship to nature, and the shift in academic interest from economy to ecology as the burning issue of the day does not represent any real change in perspective. On a fundamental level, economy is ecology and vice versa. Thus, the issue of climate change is primarily one about the energy structure of our economy. If that structure before the Industrial Revolution boiled down to the way in which we were cutting down our forests, today the issue is how fossil fuels are leading to climate change. The other global natural disaster of our day, the coronavirus, has arisen as a consequence, first, of our treatment of wild animals as food and, second, of economic globalization, whose movements have established the pathways for the rapid spread of viruses.  Read David Pan’s introduction to Telos 190 in the TELOSscope blog.

Contents
Introduction – David Pan

The Descent into Disanthropy: Critical Theory and the Anthropocene – Andrew Reszitnyk

Practice and Ideology in Boris Hessen’s “The Social and Economic Roots of Newton’s Principia – Sean Winkler

Scientific Modeling and the Environment: Toward the Establishment of Michel Serres’s Natural Contract – Pamela Carralero

Metaphors in Science: Lessons for Developing an Ecological Paradigm – Aaron Grinter

Reading against the Gun: The Machine Gun and Sturm Ross Etherton

The Old in New Critical Theory: Locating the Gambler and the Prostitute in the Image of Neoliberalism – Joseph Weiss

The Dionysian Free Jazz of John W. Coltrane – Dharmender S. Dhillon

Terrors of Theory: Critical Theory of Terror from Kojève to Žižek – Arthur Bradley

Critical Theory of the Contemporary

The Post-Liberal Moment – Adrian Pabst

The Aesthetics of Fascism – Jay A. Gupta

The Gun Sanctuary Movement: Pistol-Packing Preppers or Passionate Peaceful Populists? – Timothy W. Luke

Reviews

“Apophatic Entanglement” and the Politics of Unknowing: Catherine Keller – Andrew M. Wender

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