Timothy Clark – Derangements of Scale

“When we observe the environment, we necessarily do so only on a limited range of scales; therefore our perception of events provides us with only a low-dimensional slice through a high-dimensional cake.” – Simon A. Levin

Timothy Clark’s video-plenary at the 2011 Emergent Critical Environments Conference:

See also Tim’s chapter in Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change, Vol. 1, titled “Scale”: HERE

Dr. Timothy Clark is a Professor in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. Timothy Clark is a specialist in the fields of modern literary theory and continental philosophy (especially the work of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida), also in Romanticism (especially P.B. Shelley). Since 2004 Tim has focused on elaborating modes of environmental criticism as a rigorous form of literary/cultural theory, with particular attention to the way in which global environmental crisis forms a revisionist challenge to given modes of thought and practice.

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