From Mastery to Mystery: A Phenomenological Foundation for an Environmental Ethic (BOK)

Bryan E Bannon

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From Mastery to Mystery is an original and provocative contribution to the burgeoning field of ecophenomenology. Informed by current debates in environmental philosophy, Bannon critiques the conception of nature as ?"substance" that he finds tacitly assumed by the major environmental theorists. Instead, this book reconsiders the basic goals of an environmental ethic by questioning the most basic presupposition that most environmentalists accept: that nature is in need of preservation. Beginning with Bruno Latour's idea that continuing to speak of nature in the way we popularly conceive of it is ethically and politically disastrous, this book describes a way in which the concept of nature can retain its importance in our discussion of the contemporary state of the environment. Based upon insights from the phenomenological tradition, specifically the work of Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, the concept of nature developed in the book preserves the best antihumanistic intuitions of environmentalists without relying on either a reductionistic understanding of nature and the sciences or dualistic metaphysical constructions.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Bryan E Bannon
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780821420645
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 272 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Conservation of the environment, Phenomenology & Existentialism