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Thinking: A Narrative Inquiry into Possible Figurations and Multiple Modes of Ecological Thought

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Abstract

“Thinking” is a semiautobiographical narrative inquiry into doing research on ecological thought in “dragon times”; an inquiry into the types of figurations that might teach us to relate otherwise and the types of stories that might allow us to think otherwise. The author attempts, through this chapter, to push, drag, coax, trick, or pull ecological thought outside the boundaries of western metaphysics, outside the territories of systems theory, into the muddy and mucky world of everyday creatures, into the realm of a post-Newtonian, complex, embodied, creative, indeterminate, un/in/folding world. Exploring the various shifts in thinking that ecological thought requires outside the limits of the western metaphysics. This chapter is also a semiautobiographical narrative inquiry that documents the author’s own metamorphosis in thinking and learning, exploring how past personal experiences inform new understandings of teaching, learning, and research.

Keywords

Ecological thought Gestault Symbiosis Holobiont Ecotone Becoming-with 

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