The Moral Authority of Nature

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Lorraine Daston, Fernando Vidal
University of Chicago Press, 15. 8. 2010 - 526 strán (strany)
For thousands of years, people have used nature to justify their political, moral, and social judgments. Such appeals to the moral authority of nature are still very much with us today, as heated debates over genetically modified organisms and human cloning testify.

The Moral Authority of Nature offers a wide-ranging account of how people have used nature to think about what counts as good, beautiful, just, or valuable. The eighteen essays cover a diverse array of topics, including the connection of cosmic and human orders in ancient Greece, medieval notions of sexual disorder, early modern contexts for categorizing individuals and judging acts as "against nature," race and the origin of humans, ecological economics, and radical feminism. The essays also range widely in time and place, from archaic Greece to early twentieth-century China, medieval Europe to contemporary America.

Scholars from a wide variety of fields will welcome The Moral Authority of Nature, which provides the first sustained historical survey of its topic.

Contributors:
Danielle Allen, Joan Cadden, Lorraine Daston, Fa-ti Fan, Eckhardt Fuchs, Valentin Groebner, Abigail J. Lustig, Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, Katharine Park, Matt Price, Robert N. Proctor, Helmut Puff, Robert J. Richards, Londa Schiebinger, Laura Slatkin, Julia Adeney Thomas, Fernando Vidal

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Doing What Comes Naturally
1
values
21
Nature in Person Medieval and Renaissance
50
Burning The Fable of the Bees
74
Attention and the Values of Nature in the Enlightenment
101
The Erotic Authority of Nature Science Art
127
Nature and Bildung Pedagogical Naturalism
155
necessity and freedom
205
Onanism Enlightenment Medicine and the Immanent
254
Ants and the Nature of Nature in Auguste Forel
282
To Become As One Dead Nature and
308
Liberation through Control in the Body Politics
331
boundaries
357
Human Experimentation in the Eighteenth Century
384
Nature and Nation in Chinese Political Thought The National
409
list of contributors
491

Nature on Trial Acts Against Nature in the Law Courts
232

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Strana 216 - The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre, Observe degree, priority, and place, Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, Office, and custom, in all line of order...
Strana 46 - Thereafter, would that I were not among the men of the fifth generation, but either had died before or been born afterwards. For now truly is a race of iron, and men never rest from labour and sorrow by day, and from perishing by night; and the gods shall lay sore trouble upon them.
Strana 182 - ... labour makes the far greatest part of the value of things we enjoy in this world...
Strana 182 - ... land that is left wholly to Nature, that hath no improvement of pasturage, tillage, or planting, is called, as indeed it is, waste; and we shall find the benefit of it amount to little more than nothing.
Strana 331 - It was part of women's long revolution. When we were breaking all the old hierarchies. Finally there was that one thing we had to give up too, the only power we ever had, in return for no more power for anyone. The original production: the power to give birth. Cause as long as we were biologically enchained, we'd never be equal. And males never would be humanized to be loving and tender. So we all became mothers. Every child has three. To break the nuclear bonding.
Strana 77 - How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!
Strana 87 - As exercise the bees in flow'ry plains, When winter past, and summer scarce begun, * Invites them forth to labour in the sun: Some lead their youth abroad, while some condense Their liquid store, and some in cells dispense : Some at the gate stand ready to receive The golden...
Strana 103 - I would not discourage any searches that are made into the most minute and trivial parts of the creation. However, since the world abounds in the noblest fields of speculation, it is, methinks, the mark of a little genius, to be wholly conversant among insects, reptiles, animalcules, and those trifling rarities that furnish out the apartment of a virtuoso.

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Lorraine Daston is the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is the author of Classical Probability in the Enlightenment, coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150 1750, and editor of Biographies of Scientific Objects, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

Fernando Vidal is a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He is author of Piaget before Piaget and the forthcoming Analyse et sauvegarde de l'âme au siècle des Lumières.

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