The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series
 

Title

"The Ghostly Language of the Ancient Earth": The Idea of Nature in Deep Time

Streaming Media

Publication Date

4-20-2017

Document Type

Presentation

Abstract

In 1799 William Wordsworth imagined his younger self standing beneath the rocks of his native mountains listening to the ‘ghostly language of the ancient earth’. I also try to hear the echoes that come out of the deep past and decipher what we can learn from them about the entangling of the human and natural worlds and the origins of the idea of Nature.

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© Scott Ashley, 2017.