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Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Crina Archer, Laura Ephraim, and Lida Maxwell


This collection of essays by both eminent and emerging scholars engages interlocutors from Machiavelli to Arendt. Individually, these essays contribute compelling readings of important political thinkers and add fresh insights to debates in areas such as environmentalism and human rights. Taken together, the volume issues a call to think anew about nature, not only as a traditional concept that should be deconstructed or affirmed, but also as a site of human political activity and struggle worthy of sustained theoretical attention.

Keywords: Nature, Materialism, Culture, Death, Machiavelli, Arendt, Adorno

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251414
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crina Archer, editor
Northwestern University

Laura Ephraim, editor
the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College

Lida Maxwell, editor
Trinity College