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Alexander Wilson - Author

About the Author

Alexander Wilson was a writer, spy and secret service officer. He served in the First World War before moving to India to teach as a Professor of English Literature, and began writing spy novels whilst there. During WW2, Wallace worked as an intelligence agent. He enjoyed great success and notoriety for his writing in the 1940s, with reviews in the Telegraph, Observer, Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. He died in 1963.

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The Culture of Nature North American Landscape from Disney to EXXON Valdez

The Culture of Nature North American Landscape from Disney to EXXON Valdez

Author: Alexander Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Since it was first published in 1991, few books have come close to capturing the depth and breadth of Alexander Wilson's innovative ecocultural compendium The Culture of Nature. His work was one of the first of its kind to investigate the ideology of the environment, to critique the future according to Disney, and illustrate that the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world are as important a terrain as the land itself. Extensively illustrated and meticulously researched, this edition is exquisitely revised and reissued for the Anthropocene.

Aesthesis and Perceptronium On the Entanglement of Sensation, Cognition, and Matter

Aesthesis and Perceptronium On the Entanglement of Sensation, Cognition, and Matter

Author: Alexander Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2019

A new speculative ontology of aesthetics In Aesthesis and Perceptronium, Alexander Wilson presents a theory of materialist and posthumanist aesthetics founded on an original speculative ontology that addresses the interconnections of experience, cognition, organism, and matter. Entering the active fields of contemporary thought known as the new materialisms and realisms, Wilson argues for a rigorous redefining of the criteria that allow us to discriminate between those materials and objects where aesthesis (perception, cognition) takes place and those where it doesn't. Aesthesis and Perceptronium negotiates between indiscriminately pluralist views that attribute mentation to all things and eliminative views that deny the existence of mentation even in humans. By recasting aesthetic questions within the framework of epistemaesthetics, which considers cognition and aesthetics as belonging to a single category that can neither be fully disentangled nor fully reduced to either of its terms, Wilson forges a theory of nonhuman experience that avoids this untenable dilemma. Through a novel consideration of the evolutionary origins of cognition and its extension in technological developments, the investigation culminates in a rigorous reevaluation of the status of matter, information, computation, causality, and time in terms of their logical and causal engagement with the activities of human and nonhuman agents.

Aesthesis and Perceptronium On the Entanglement of Sensation, Cognition, and Matter

Aesthesis and Perceptronium On the Entanglement of Sensation, Cognition, and Matter

Author: Alexander Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

A new speculative ontology of aesthetics In Aesthesis and Perceptronium, Alexander Wilson presents a theory of materialist and posthumanist aesthetics founded on an original speculative ontology that addresses the interconnections of experience, cognition, organism, and matter. Entering the active fields of contemporary thought known as the new materialisms and realisms, Wilson argues for a rigorous redefining of the criteria that allow us to discriminate between those materials and objects where aesthesis (perception, cognition) takes place and those where it doesn't. Aesthesis and Perceptronium negotiates between indiscriminately pluralist views that attribute mentation to all things and eliminative views that deny the existence of mentation even in humans. By recasting aesthetic questions within the framework of epistemaesthetics, which considers cognition and aesthetics as belonging to a single category that can neither be fully disentangled nor fully reduced to either of its terms, Wilson forges a theory of nonhuman experience that avoids this untenable dilemma. Through a novel consideration of the evolutionary origins of cognition and its extension in technological developments, the investigation culminates in a rigorous reevaluation of the status of matter, information, computation, causality, and time in terms of their logical and causal engagement with the activities of human and nonhuman agents.

American Ornithology

American Ornithology

Author: Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Sir William Jardine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Wilson's American Ornithology

Wilson's American Ornithology

Author: Alexander Wilson, Thomas Mayo Brewer Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Wilson's American Ornithology

Wilson's American Ornithology

Author: Alexander Wilson, Thomas Mayo Brewer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Wilson's American Ornithology

Wilson's American Ornithology

Author: Alexander Wilson, Thomas Mayo Brewer Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

American Ornithology

American Ornithology

Author: Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Sir William Jardine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Poems. by Alexander Wilson

Poems. by Alexander Wilson

Author: Alexander Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2018

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