Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder by Jason M. Wirth

By Jason M. Wirth

Engages the worldwide ecological difficulty via an intensive rethinking of what it capacity to inhabit the earth.

Meditating at the paintings of yank poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder and thirteenth-century eastern Zen grasp Eihei Dōgen, Jason M. Wirth attracts out insights for figuring out our relation to the planet’s ongoing ecological quandary. He discusses what Dōgen calls “the nice Earth” and what Snyder calls “the Wild” as being created from the play of waters and mountains, vacancy and shape, after which considers how those principles can light up the religious and moral dimensions of position. The ebook culminates in a dialogue of earth democracy, a place-based experience of communion the place all beings are interconnected and all beings topic. This radical rethinking of what it skill to inhabit the earth will encourage fans of Snyder’s poetry, Zen practitioners, environmental philosophers, and an individual keen on the worldwide ecological crisis.

Jason M. Wirth is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle collage. he's the writer of Schelling’s perform of the Wild: Time, artwork, Imagination and The Conspiracy of lifestyles: Meditations on Schelling and His Time; the translator of The a long time of the World through F. W. J. Schelling; and the coeditor (with Patrick Burke) of The Barbarian precept: Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the query of Nature, all released by means of SUNY Press.

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