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Nils Lindahl Elliot is an independent researcher and writer with a specialism in transdisciplinary research about mediated understandings of science and nature.

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Nils Lindahl Elliot is an independent researcher and writer with a specialism in transdisciplinary research about mediated understandings of science and nature.

Projects

Writings

Coenoscopics

Contact

All content at the nilslindahl.net website, including texts and images, is Copyright © 2014-2019 Nils Lindahl Elliot. All Rights Reserved.

Terms and Conditions

About

Nils Lindahl Elliot is an independent researcher and writer with a specialism in transdisciplinary research about mediated understandings of science and nature. He is the author of Mediating Nature (Routledge, 2006), Observing Wildlife in Tropical Forests (Delome, 2019), as well as articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. For two decades he worked as a full-time lecturer and researcher in higher education. Most of that period was spent in Bristol, England, his current home.

Dr. Lindahl Elliot’s research has been recognised with grants provided by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Board (now AHRC), the British Academy, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The investigation for his latest book (Observing Wildlife in Tropical Forests) began when the author received the support of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) to conduct ethnographic research with groups of tourists on day trips to Barro Colorado Island.

The author is currently working on Volume 2 of Observing Wildlife in a Tropical Forest, and a genealogy of the Armero Disaster in Colombia.

Funded Research Projects:

Signs of Nature: Mediazation, Environmentalism and Culture (supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK [formerly Board] and the British Academy) (2000-2001)

The New Zoos: Science, Media and Culture (supported by the Economic and Social Research Council UK) (2002-2005)

Observing Wildlife in a Tropical Forest: Tourism and Transmediation on Barro Colorado Island (supported by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, STRI) (2007-2011)

In the Media:

Times Higher Education (2002 and 2004), BBC Radio 4, Thinking Allowed (2004 and 2006), BBC Four TV Cinema Show (2005), The Herald (Scotland)(2007), The Panama News (2007)

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Coenoscopics

Coenoscopics is a series of occasional papers that takes its name from a term first coined by Jeremy Bentham, but later reinterpreted by Charles Sanders Peirce. According to Peirce, philosophy – and it is possible to add, ‘critical thinking’ more generally – ‘deals with positive truth … yet contents itself with observations such as come within the range of every man’s [sic] normal experience, and for the most part in every waking hour of his life’. ‘These observations escape the untrained eye precisely because they permeate our whole lives, just as a man who never takes off his blue spectacles soon ceases to see the blue tinge. Evidently, therefore, no microscope or sensitive film would be of the least use in this class. The observation is observation in a peculiar, yet perfectly legitimate, sense. If philosophy glances now and then at the results of special sciences, it is only as a sort of condiment to excite its own proper observation’. Borrowing from Jeremy Bentham’s Chrestomathia, Peirce describes this kind of observation as the cœnoscopic.

For more information about the series, you may wish to read About Coenoscopics.

Each paper will be available as a pdf that is free to download from this page (see below), and also from this site.

If you would like to offer comments for any of the papers, please email publications /at/ nilslindahl.net (substitute /at/ with @).

Thanks in advance for your interest

Nils Lindahl Elliot

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