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The Relationship between Nature and Technology as a Philosophical Problem, by Hans Blumenberg

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Hans Blumenberg, “The Relationship between Nature and Technology as a Philosophical Problem,” trans. Joe Paul Kroll, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40:1 (2019), pp. 19-30.

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What can we learn from a philosophy of nature today? — Karen Ng

In 1987, the GFPJ published a translation of Hegel’s Philosophical Dissertation on the Orbits of Planets, which he defended in Jena on his 31st birthday.* Still under the heavy influence of Schelling, this strange document represents Hegel’s earliest attempt to present a philosophy of nature. The very notion of a Naturphilosophie, which emerged at the […]

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Natives, Nature, and Natural Slavery, by Justin E. H. Smith

In “Natives, Nature, and Natural Slavery,” Justin E.H. Smith traces an intellectual history of native populations, conceptions of nature, and natural slavery, back to Aristotle and through the Enlightenment. Smith contends that an understanding of these historical legacies is necessary to disrupt racist essentialism that still infects our ways of thinking today. He connects these […]

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Aristotle’s Definition of Motion and Its Ontological Implications, by Rémi Brague

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Rémi Brague, “Aristotle’s Definition of Motion and Its Ontological Implications,” trans. Pierre Adler and Laurent d’Ursel, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:2 (1990), pp. 1–22.

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Two Notes on Nature, by Thomas Prufer

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Thomas Prufer, “Two Notes on Nature,” in “Essays in Honor of Richard Kennington,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 11:2 (1986), pp. 107–10.

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The Political Philosophy of Nature: A Preface to Goethe’s Human Sciences, by David Lawrence Levine

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. David Lawrence Levine, “The Political Philosophy of Nature: A Preface to Goethe’s Human Sciences,” in “Essays in Honor of Richard Kennington,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 11:2 (1986), pp. 163–78.

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The Social and the Natural in Marx, by Joel Whitebook

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Joel Whitebook, “The Social and the Natural in Marx,” in “H.-G. Gadamer,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 5:1 (1975), pp. 97–108.

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Nature and Its Supplements in Merleau-Ponty’s Collège de France La Nature Lecture Course, by Michael Gendre

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Michael Gendre, “Nature and Its Supplements in Merleau-Ponty’s Collège de France La Nature Lecture Course,” in “Merleau-Ponty at 100,” ed. Erick Raphael Jiménez, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 30:1 (2009), pp. 151–61.

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The Voiding of Weak Nature: The Transcendental Materialist Kernels of Hegel’s Naturphilosophie, by Adrian Johnston

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Adrian Johnston, “The Voiding of Weak Nature: The Transcendental Materialist Kernels of Hegel’s Naturphilosophie,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 33:1 (2012), pp. 103–57.

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