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The Thought of Nature
The thought of nature

In Chapter 1, I suggested that nature's independence is, at the very least, a fragile state of affairs. But what if we go further and make the argument that, rather than being an independent state, nature is totally dependent on humans – it is constructed all the way down? Its out there-ness is a trick of the mind. In the last chapter we called this second possibility nature dependent. While we will want to unsettle such a spatiality of total dependence (rather as we have started to do for total independence), it is nevertheless useful to explore just why such a view crops up in the first place. The case study of evolutionary thought helps us to explore ...

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