Earth Stories

I’ve been thinking about Bruno Latour’s term, “geostory” (from his Gifford Lectures), which refers not just to stories that humans tell about Earth but refers to the implosion of the categories of the semiotic and the material, the sign and the thing in itself, history and geology.  If geostory is a story of Earth, “of” shouldContinue reading “Earth Stories”

Geo-Logic: Philosophy and Earth Sciences

Robert Frodeman, Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences (Albany: SUNY Press, 2003). A few excerpts from the Introduction: Our relationship to the Earth cannot be encompassed by science alone: “geology” opens up possibilities that an exclusively scientific approach to the Earth closes off.  In ancient Greek, Gé or Gaia evoked the rich,Continue reading “Geo-Logic: Philosophy and Earth Sciences”