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Ataraxia (Epicurus) – a state of being in balance and one with lifeworld, between what are conventionally distinguished as nature and culture.
Ataraxia is fraught with the same tension that pervades the self-gathered serenity of gardens, namely the tension between order and entropy …
… anxiety is not so much overcome as transfigured by the life of philosophy, the way gardens – when they are well conceived – transfigure rather than overcome nature …
Robert Harrison, Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition, 2008, page 75.
Comment on negative entropy – energy input/investment, so as to keep entropy at bay
horticulture – care