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“Song of The Earth”: An Eco-Phenomenology

  • Kimiyo Murata-Soraci
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume CXXI)

Abstract

This paper probes into a dimension of “απειρον” in Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka’s conceptualization of “eco-phenomenology” as seen through the lens of an egalitarian ethic and the holistic vision of deep ecologists such as Aldo Leopold, Val Plumwood, Dawne McCance, Max Oelschlaeger, and James Lovelock, who strive to create a free biosphere and eco-system of all the living beings beyond the bounds of humanism and speciesism. We will explore Tymieniecka’s and deep ecologists’ shared question concerning how to dwell with others on the earth via a backtracking through Plato’s χώρα, Husserl’s “Ur-Arche,” and Heidegger’s “region,” so as to illumine not only the depth of Tymieniecka’s philosophical roots but also the fecund potency of her “eco-phenomenology” for fostering a new conception of justice (dikē) by which a symphony of earthy “life, human life, and post-human life” will be conducted.

Keywords

Eco-phenomenology Ethics Critical animal studies Deep ecology biosphere arth χώρα Ur-Arche Region Dwelling Plato Husserl Heidegger 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kimiyo Murata-Soraci
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  1. 1.Chuo UniversityTokyoJapan

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