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Being Salmon, Being Human

Encountering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild

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Being Salmon, Being Human by Martin Lee Mueller
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Nautilus Award Silver Medal Winner, Ecology & Environment In search of a new story for our place on earth Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture's tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon--weaving together key narratives about the Norwegian salmon industry as well as wild salmon in indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest. Mueller uses this lens to articulate a comprehensive critique of human exceptionalism, directly challenging the four-hundred-year-old notion that other animals are nothing but complicated machines without rich inner lives and that Earth is a passive backdrop to human experience. Being fully human, he argues, means experiencing the intersection of our horizon of understanding with that of other animals. Salmon are the test case for this. Mueller experiments, in evocative narrative passages, with imagining the world as a salmon might see it, and considering how this enriches our understanding of humanity in the process. Being Salmon, Being Human is both a philosophical and a narrative work, rewarding readers with insightful interpretations of major philosophers--Descartes, Heidegger, Abram, and many more--and reflections on the human-Earth relationship. It stands alongside Abram's Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal, as well as Andreas Weber's The Biology of Wonder and Matter and Desire--heralding a new "Copernican revolution" in the fields of biology, ecology, and philosophy.

Author Biography

Martin Lee Mueller, PhD, received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oslo in 2016. Before that, he received his master's degree in culture, environment, and sustainability at the University of Oslo's Center for Development and the Environment (SUM). He has previously helped build teaching centers in rural Mongolia, worked as a kindergarten teacher, been an elementary school librarian, and led a wilderness school in the Norwegian forest. Recently he has also been touring as a storyteller to festivals in the U.K. and Scandinavia, with a stage performance inspired by this book. Being Salmon, Being Human: The Performance weaves together philosophy, traditional storytelling, and Sam joik music. He lives in Oslo together with his partner and daughter. Dr. Stephan Harding has been concerned with conservation of the earth and its creatures since he was a child. He holds a doctorate in ecology from the University of Oxford, a degree in Zoology from the University of Durham, and is both a resident ecologist and the coordinator of the MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College. He lives in Devon, England.
Release date NZ
October 23rd, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Chelsea Green Publishing Co
Pages
384
ISBN-13
9781603587457
Product ID
26805341

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