Eco-Phenomenology: Back to the Earth Itself

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Charles S. Brown, Ted Toadvine
SUNY Press, Jan 30, 2003 - Nature - 255 pages
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This groundbreaking collection explores the intersection of phenomenology with environmental philosophy. It examines the relevance of Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas for thinking through the philosophical dilemmas raised by environmental issues, and then proposes new phenomenological approaches to the natural world. The contributors demonstrate phenomenology’s need to engage in an ecological self-evaluation and to root out anthropomorphic assumptions embedded in its own methodology. Calling for a reexamination of beliefs central to the Western philosophical tradition, this book shifts previously marginalized environmental concerns to the forefront and blazes a trail for a new collaboration between phenomenologists and ecologically-minded theorists.
  

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Contents

Phenomenology and the Possibility
3
Reason Value and Transcendental
19
The Possibility of a Constitutive Phenomenology of
37
Prolegomena to Any Future Phenomenological Ecology
51
Heideggers Phenomenology and Contemporary
73
Some of their
103
Back to Earth with Reflection and Ecology
121
The Primacy of Desire and Its Ecological Consequences
139
Phenomenology on the Rocks
155
Natural Disasters
171
Preliminary Thoughts
187
What is EcoPhenomenology?
211
Notes on Contributors
235
Index
249
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At Emporia State University, Charles S. Brown is Professor of Philosophy and Ted Toadvine is Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

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