Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 1.1 Becoming Ecological 1.2 Becoming Integral 1.3 Becoming Humorous 1.4 Becoming Speculative 2. Beginning 2.1 Opening 2.2 Decisions 2.3 Examples 2.4 Chorology 2.5 Chaosmos 3. Middle 3.1 Sense 3.2 Rhizomes 3.3 Nomads 3.4 Omnicentric 3.5 Anthropocosmic 4. Ending 4.1 Apocalypse 4.2 From Globes to Planets 4.3 Planetary Love 4.4 Cosmopolitics 5. Conclusion 5.1 Refrain 5.2 Compost 5.3 The SF Mode 5.4 On the Verge Works Cited Index
Sam Mickey is adjunct professor in theology and religious studies, and environmental studies at the University of San Francisco. He is a co-editor of Integral Ecologies (forthcoming) and has published articles in numerous journals. He blogs at http://becomingintegral.com.
This book is much needed. The book skilfully and articulately
brings together difficult concepts from the philosophies of
event-oriented ontology, object-oriented ontology, and speculative
realism to bear on our contemporary ecological crises. Furthermore,
the book does not merely think about ecology, but begins to ask how
ecological thinking changes our ways of thinking, doing ethics, and
philosophizing in general. -- Whitney Bauman, Assistant Professor
of Religious Studies, Florida International University
Reading major postmodern theorists in the light of integral theory, Sam Mickey's path-breaking book points the way to environmentalism of the future. He has made an important contribution toward our understanding of the emergent, subtle, and complex entwining of humankind and nature. Highly recommended for those who want to understand the cutting edge of contemporary environmental theory. -- Michael E. Zimmerman, professor of philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
The ongoing reinvention of our thought tradition is soaring into the task of developing a new philosophy of Earth, a philosophy of Gaia, a philosophy powerful enough to effect a fundamental transformation of humanity's functioning within the enveloping community of life. For anyone interested in joining this historic venture, there is no better pathway in than Sam Mickey's book. -- Brian Thomas Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies.