Embodiment and Embeddedness in Philosophies of Ecology: Deep Ecology, Confucian Ecology, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology

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Title: Embodiment and Embeddedness in Philosophies of Ecology: Deep Ecology, Confucian Ecology, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology
Author: Schlottmann, Chris
Advisor: Gangadean, Ashok K.; Kosman, Aryeh
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Philosophy
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 67156 bytes321801 bytes
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: The present ecological crisis might have some roots in its philosophical forbears. This senior essay explores three ecological philosophies and their implications: Deep Ecology, a contemporary ecocentric movement; Confucian ecology, which posits an "ethical anthropocentrism" ; and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's late phenomenology, which immerses humankind's thought and perception wholly within the visible-invisible world. All three philosophies raise serious questions regarding the projects of epistemology and ontology, together with problematizing rationality and objectivity. Sensuousness takes on epistemological primacy, and the prospect of a reoriented and unified system becomes feasible. For a contextual philosophical endeavor to begin, it must include the implications of immersion and embeddedness in the natural world.
Subject: Ecology -- Philosophy
Subject: Deep ecology
Subject: Philosophy, Confucian
Subject: Ecology -- China -- Philosophy
Subject: Environmental ethics -- China
Subject: Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, 1908-1961 -- Contributions in philosophy of ecology
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1210

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Schlottmann, Chris. "Embodiment and Embeddedness in Philosophies of Ecology: Deep Ecology, Confucian Ecology, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology". 2002. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1210.

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