What is the effect of light as it measures the seasons? How does light leave different traces on the terrain-on a Pacific Island, in the Aegean Sea, high in the Alps, or in the forest? John Sallis considers the expansiveness of nature and the range of human vision in essays about the effect of light and luminosity on place. Sallis writes movingly of nature and the elements, employing an enormous range of philosophical, geographical, and historical knowledge. Paintings and drawings by Alejandro A. Vallega illuminate the text, accentuating the interaction between light and environment.
John Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of Logic of Imagination: The Expanse of the Elemental (IUP, 2012) and Topographies (IUP, 2006). Alejandro A. Vallega is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. He trained as a visual artist before studying philosophy. He is author of Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical Exteriority (IUP, 2014).
List of Illustrations Anagoge 1. Clouds 2. Caves 3. Exorbitant Points 4. Poseidon 5. Blues 6. City of Lights 7. Time's Shadow 8. The Light Spread of Time 9. Heights 10. Summer Snow 11. Dark Light 12. At Sea 13. Seacoves 14. Sunspots 15. Visible Time 16. Wild 17. Quiet 18. White