The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature edited by Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan and Patrícia Vieira

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The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in such diverse fields as plant neurobiology, philosophical posthumanism, and ecocriticism. The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and political terms.

University Of Minnesota Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9781517901851. 313 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.