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

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dc.contributor.advisor Gangadean, Ashok K., 1941-
dc.contributor.advisor Kosman, Louis Aryeh
dc.contributor.author Schlottmann, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T12:54:37Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T12:54:37Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1210
dc.description.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.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Philosophy
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Ecology -- Philosophy
dc.subject.lcsh Deep ecology
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy, Confucian
dc.subject.lcsh Ecology -- China -- Philosophy
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental ethics -- China
dc.subject.lcsh Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, 1908-1961 -- Contributions in philosophy of ecology
dc.title Embodiment and Embeddedness in Philosophies of Ecology: Deep Ecology, Confucian Ecology, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access


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