The flowering principle
Way to make worlds
Christianity waged a war against paganism and its vegetable ways of making worlds, which were relegated to indifference or mere ornamentation. Repressed, they never ceased to spring up: in philosophy, but also in architecture or literature. The description of the Gothic cathedral, the Muslim arabesque or the Proustian novel, for example, open up a new field for aesthetics, understood as the set of experiences made on a common world to create new worlds. A principle of flowering released at grass level and the growth of plants then replaces the principle of sacrificial reason perched on the overhang of the world, which makes us incapable of hearing the imperceptible forces of vegetable growth. As a first step on the path of a new philosophy of Nature...
416 pages | ISBN: 9782315003105