Being Other-than-Human: Ontological Mutability and Experience

  • Mathias Guenther


The chapter lays out the analytical modus operandi for dealing with the central issue of this book: how people experience ontological mutability—a key theme of their cosmology—and how they deal with its profound phenomenological and existential implications mentally and viscerally. The matter is dealt with in general terms in Chap.  1, which lays out three avenues followed in this phenomenological consideration of transformation: a general receptiveness to ontological ambiguity; the experiential impact, on the mind and senses, of transformation; an intersection of the myth and spirit world with reality. They are the topics for the subsequent three chapters.


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  • Mathias Guenther
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyWilfrid Laurier UniversityOntarioCanada

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