Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought (Suny Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences)

Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought (Suny Series in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences)

Language: English

Pages: 298

ISBN: 0791470520

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This richly diverse collection looks at the contemporary relevance of the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty to environmental issues and builds a coherent philosophical ecology based on his thought. The contributors describe and analyze relations within the natural world by focusing on the centrality of relations in Merleau-Ponty s work; his concept of the bond between humanity and nature; and his novel philosophies of perception, embodiment, and wild Being. Eco-phenomenologies of living places such as Central Park in New York City, Midwestern farmlands, and communal household dwellings of Pacific Northwest Coast people are closely examined. The contributors also explore Merleau-Ponty s philosophy for environmental ethics and develop notions such as vital values, somatic empathy, and interspecies sociality."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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