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Environmental Hermeneutics and Environmental/Eco-Psychology: Explorations in Environmental Identity

David Utsler

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A recurring concept in environmental hermeneutics is environmental identity. Philosophical hermeneutics teaches us that in interpreting the world about oneself, one contemporaneously interprets ... More


How Hermeneutics Might Save the Life of (Environmental) Ethics

Paul van Tongeren and Paulien Snellen

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Can a hermeneutical approach be helpful to environmental moral philosophy? And if so, what— if any— would be the limits of this environmental hermeneutics? In order to answer these questions, the ... More


Introduction

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

in Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter proposes hermeneutic communism as an alternative to the current capitalist and neoliberalist strategies that currently dominate the political landscape. Communism cannot be ... More


Bonhoeffer’s Hermeneutic Theology

Jens Zimmermann

in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198832560
eISBN:
9780191871108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832560.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 explains and delineates the fundamentally hermeneutic quality of Bonhoeffer’s theology or what may be called his Christological hermeneutic. The chapter begins by describing Bonhoeffer’s ... More


Environmental Hermeneutics: Deep in the Forest

John van Buren

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay takes the form of a sketch of the rough outlines of a critical environmental hermeneutics. The author applies hermeneutics, narrative theory, and critical theory to environmental ethics, ... More


Memory, Imagination, and the Hermeneutics of Place

Forrest Clingerman

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay develops an interpretive structure through which to understand the temporal dimension of place. Nature can be encountered hermeneutically through the concept of place; narratives of place ... More


Morrow’s Ants: E. O. Wilson and Gadamer’s Critique of (Natural) Historicism

Mick Smith

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

E.O. Wilson’s sociobiology presents a view of natural history that universalizes science at the cost of a viable ethics and politics of nature. In contrast, Gadamer’s hermeneutic ontology suggests ... More


Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, and David Utsler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Modern environmentalism has come to realize that many of its key concerns— “wilderness” and “nature” among them— are contested territory, viewed differently by different people. Understanding nature ... More


The Interpretive Stases: A Theory of How People Argue over Texts

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 1 introduces the interpretive stases as a neglected rhetorical method that could be productively employed by scholars to analyze debates over the meaning of texts in virtually any sphere. The ... More


Might Nature Be Interpreted as a “Saturated Phenomenon”?

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay applies Marion’s notion of the “saturated phenomenon” to natural phenomena and suggests that they might be interpreted as “saturated” in Marion’s sense. The essay also insists that such ... More


New Nature Narratives: Landscape Hermeneutics and Environmental Ethics

Martin Drenthen

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this essay, the author provides building blocks for a reconciliation of the ethical care for heritage protection and nature restoration ethics. It introduces a hermeneutic landscape philosophy ... More


Environmental Hermeneutics with and for Others: Ricoeur’s Ethics and the Ecological Self

Nathan M. Bell

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Paul Ricoeur defines the ethical intention as “aiming at the good life, with and for others, in just institutions.” This essay addresses Ricoeur’s ethical intention in relation to environmental ... More


Emergent Narratives

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on “emergent narratives,” or stories that are created largely through actions rather than through words. It explores the interaction between health professionals and clients, ... More


Layering: Body, Building, Biography

Robert Mugerauer

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

If we appreciate the way that organisms and environments mutually specify one another at multiple scales, we need to carefully consider the ways biological phenomena generate communities within the ... More


Must Environmental Philosophy Relinquish the Concept of Nature? A Hermeneutic Reply to Steven Vogel

W. S. K. Cameron

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Philosopher Steven Vogel has defended a compelling social constructivist claim: that post-Cartesian and post-structuralist suspicions force us to develop an environmental philosophy without the ... More


Judging from Experience: Law, Praxis, Humanities

Jeanne Gaakeer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442480
eISBN:
9781474460286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442480.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Judging from Experience forms part of Law and Literature and/or, more broadly, Law and Humanities, the interdisciplinary movement in legal theory that focuses on the various bonds of law, language ... More


Narrative and Nature: Appreciating and Understanding the Nonhuman World

Brian Treanor

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Although the power of narrative is often underestimated, stories play a powerful role in determining both what we value and in shaping our understanding. Because narrative gives us an “as if” ... More


The Betweenness of Monuments

Janet Donohoe

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Environments are not merely “natural”; built environments where we live, work, and bring up children are equally environments. Through a reflection on monuments, this essay shows that understanding ... More


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