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Mara Miele

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 42: Introduction to Part Nine: Making Nature Productive: Stories of Farmed and Wild Salmon, Cows’ Choice, Good Bugs, Earthworms and Gardening

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Introduction to Part Nine: Making Nature Productive: Stories of Farmed and Wild Salmon, Cows’ Choice, Good Bugs, Earthworms and Gardening
Introduction to Part Nine: Making Nature Productive: Stories of Farmed and Wild Salmon, Cows' Choice, Good Bugs, Earthworms and Gardening
Mara Miele
Introduction

In ‘The Veil of Isis’ the French philosopher Pierre Hadot tells the story of Heraclitus and traces the origin of the Latin term natura from the ancient Greek word physis (Hadot, 2006). While physis has many meanings and it encompasses a wider range of activities, Hadot argues that two key processes are central to the term natura (from which the contemporary term nature is originated): the process of growth (birth, development and death) and the effects or the production of that growth (the mature ...

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