Sigurd Bergmann and Forrest Clingerman

relationship with the environment through the visual arts. Bringing together contributions from artists, theologians, anthropologists and philosophers, it investigates the arts as an important contemporary bridge between culture and nature, as well as between the human and more-than-human world. This bridge is

Seeing Christ, Reading Nature

Jan Swart van Groningen’s Christ in a Landscape in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Denis Ribouillault

“Nothing is too humble to represent and to glorify the sublime.” J. Huizinga , The Waning of the Middle Ages (London: 1927) 1. The Book of Nature and the Book of Scriptures The idea that the rise of landscape painting during the Renaissance was the result of a new

Surveillance and/of Nature

Monitoring beyond the Human

Kevin D. Haggerty and Daniel Trottier

surveillance measures, one occasionally encounters a sentimental yearning to escape all this scrutiny. At the most extreme, this entails appeals to go “off the grid”; to retreat into nature in order to extricate oneself from the institutional routines for which surveillance has become a precondition. As this

Paolo Diego Bubbio

sense in which Hullot-Kentor is right, and that his remark is especially valid in relation to two topics that are central to Heidegger’s speculation: the “self” and “nature” (I use “scare quotes” for such terms, because their meaning for Heidegger is obviously different from the traditional ones). In

Terrell Carver

This has been a rich and productive enquiry, asking Hobbes about nature and artifice, and then working back to what our contributors have to say about politics, and in particular, the life-and-death dilemmas that human society has created – ‘mortality, conflict and sociality’ in Gary Browning

The Exclusive Nature

Sámi Christianity in the Age of Eco-Indigenism

Torjer A. Olsen

articulations of Sámi Christianity in Norway, especially focusing on what constitutes this religious discourse. Nature seems to be a starting point. Sámi people are often depicted in close proximity to nature and traditional ways of living, even though the current lifestyles of Sámi people are considerably

Proclus on Nature

Philosophy of Nature and Its Methods in Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus


Marije Martijn

Of Proclus’ immense philosophical system, the part concerning the natural world may well be the most fascinating. Traditional scholarship tends to downplay that part of Neoplatonism, in favour of idealism, but recently this attitude is changing. This study contributes to that development by showing how Proclus’ natural philosophy relates to theology, while remaining a science in its own right. Starting from his Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, it presents a revision of Proclus’ metaphysics of nature and provides new insight into his surprisingly peripatetic philosophy of science, the role of mathematics, and the nature of discourse in natural philosophy. This book will be of interest both to students of the Platonic tradition, and to historians of natural science, metaphysics and epistemology.

Olga Consuelo Vélez Caro

might contribute to their complete development and full personal identity. But this has not been the only issue. Modern rationality, although bringing welfare and many scientific advances which enhanced quality of life and development possibilities, has also contributed to the destruction of nature


Brooke M. Ruf, David C. Wang and John K. Williams

1 Introduction In a world of rapid urbanization, the importance of engagement with nature for one’s well-being continues to be a topic of interest for researchers. Exposure to nature has been found to enhance parasympathetic activity and resilience (Van den Berg et al., 2015; Wells & Evans, 2003

Marnie Binder

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187226310X490043 Journal of the Philosophy of History 4 (2010) 44–64 Anti-Dualism in History and Nature: A Study between John Dewey and José Ortega y Gasset 1 Marnie Binder Doctoral student at the University of Alcalá, Spain m