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Destroying Civilization, Destroying Nature
#1
https://sites.google.com/site/vagabondth...ing-nature

There seems to be a parallel between the death of Nature, Foucault's death of Man, and Nietzsche's death of God.

Does anyone know of any other pieces about "destroying nature?"
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#2
I don't have a specific essay or anything. I'm down with killing nature but haven't really read much beyond the obvious pieces of Donna Haraways "Cyborg Manifesto" and Laboria Cubonix's "Xenofeminist Manifesto" (both of which find themselves within the realm of cyber-socialist-feminism). Literature that I've really wanted to get into but haven't quite yet is Dark Ecology surrounding Object Oriented Ontology - Timothy Morton is probably the main thinker (his blog is ecologywithoutnature and worth checking out) - I've only read two of his books but want more, there are massive implications of ontological anarchist theory and a reinterpretation of ecological stability. For a Dark Ecology readining list (I've only read "Hyperobjects" and "Realist Magic" by Morton): http://www.darkecology.net/mobile/dark-e...ading-list
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#3
Yeah I'm not really into cyber-socialism or anarcho-transhumanism or whatever. I disagree with virtually everything about those lines of thinking. Don't know Morton, thanks for the name drop.
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#4
Im not particularly down with those things either. The issue here is that death of nature and posthuman studies almost all use technological couplings ("artifice" and "natural") to produce their theory. I suspect that it's possible to lift their theoretical tools from using speculative nature-based fiction instead of speculative science fiction to explore what it means to destabilize the meaning of "nature" and "human being" without cyborgism like how we want. As to the actual fiction that would be useful I don't really know, do you know any good speculative ecologically focused fiction that explores transformations (and I mean speculative in the sense that it's not tied to reality, probably uses magic or some other otherworldly device)?
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#5
I share your suspicion, but I do not know of any examples.
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#6
The whole 'post-human/non-human' movement is well explored by Richard Grusin in The Nonhuman Turn. I would second the look into Dark Ecology and the lifting of ideas from their techno-cyborg discourse. I started reading Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman by Jeffrey Cohen a while back, never finished it, that had some great non-techno anti-human positions!

As for fiction - I personally love McCarthy's The Road, devastating account of life without nature.

Check: http://eco-fiction.com/category/books/eco/speculative/

They seem to have a fair amount
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