Arte, Ecologia y Naturaleza: Ernst Haeckel
In a 1903 speech, "The Dance of the Future," Isadora Duncan synthesized the ideas of Charles Darwin, Ernst Haeckel
, and especially Richard Wagner as she outlined her artistic values and her outlook on dance's future developments.
Illustrations of marine invertebrates by German biologist Ernst Haeckel
, who described and illustrated such specimens in the thousands.
Two chapters of this volume are devoted to Ernst Haeckel
, Darwin's foremost champion, not only in Germany but throughout the world.
(1834-1919) was a key advocate and popularizer of evolution, but it was always with his own twist.
Topics include the history and development of the editing and publication of The Red Book; influences of Goethe, Schiller, and German Romanticism on Jung's writings; the similarities of the biological illustrations of Ernst Haeckel
to Jung's illustration of jelly fish from his dreams; Korean shamanism and it relationship to the mandala symbolism in Jung; Jung and Gnosticism; and the trickster archetype in relation to Jung's inner journey and Cervante's character of Don Quixote.
, the most famous German Darwinist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, believed that Darwinism was the central component of a new worldview, (the culture of death), which was locked in combat with the traditional dual spiritual-material Judeo-Christian worldview (the culture of life).
We learn about sustainability from ancient texts, from Francis of Assisi, Nikolaus von Kues, Spinoza, von Lenne, Goethe and Novalis--and we get to know the wordsmiths, the professors of the 'University of Sustainability' in Tharandt (a town famous for its forestry tradition), the mining director Carl von Carlowitz from Freiberg, the frst ecologist Alexander von Humboldt and Ernst Haeckel
, the founder of ecology as the science of ecosystems.
If Nietzsche did not read Darwin, one wonders what if any relationship he had with Ernst Haeckel
, Germany's popularizer of Darwinism.
In a chapter entitled "The Sociology of Ecology" Jan Smuts' holism is criticized for its implicit racism, but when Ernst Haeckel
(inventor of the term ecology, no less) is mentioned in passing, the fact that he too was a racist and a forerunner of the Nazis goes unmentioned.
4 BIOLOGICAL TURN 2: CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS AND ERNST HAECKEL
In Georges Didi-Huberman's exhibition "Atlas" at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, Christopher Williams's photograph of a jellyfish, Pacific Sea Nettle.
Nineteenth-century scientist Ernst Haeckel
reconciled the profound conflict between objective, cold science and subjective, emotional art to become one of his century's preeminent biologists, artists, and naturalists.