Experience of the City: An Eco-Phenomenological Perspective

  • Velga Vevere
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume CXXI)


The field of ecological philosophy is a quite young field, encompassing Erazim Kohak’s environmental ethics and Arne Naess’ concepts of deep ecology and ecosophy, David Seamon’s phenomenological ecology, Ted Toadvine’s, Charles S. Brown’s, David Wood’s eco-phenomenological investigations, and, above all, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka’s phenomenology of life. At the same time, the theme of urban phenomenology taps deeply into Martin Heidegger’s conception of authentic dwelling (disruptions of dwelling may be exposed as symptoms of ecological crisis, and authentic dwelling as a possible remedy for that). Jean-Paul Sartre’s notion of the For-Itself (especially its spatializing/spatialized character), Walter Benjamin’s explication of the phenomenon of flaneurism (city strolling), Michael de Certeau’s analyses of everyday practices, and Juhani Pallasmaa’s phenomenology of architecture open up interpretative pathways for future investigations in the field.


Tymieniecka Ecological phenomenology Phenomenological ecology Deep ecology Dwelling Flaneur Urban phenomenology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Velga Vevere
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  1. 1.University of LatviaRigaLatvia

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