Epilogue: Entanglement and Eco-Responsibility
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This chapter argues that the notion of an ecological text and its entangled taxonomies demand a revised readership, one that prevents us from provoking irreversible ruptures in the intricate ecological text and enables us to envisage ecological forms of co-inhabitation. If there is no biological, ontological, or philosophical context that can escape the movement of différance, then the ontology of being is a relational ontology of being-with-one-another and of contact. Contemporary critics and poets replace the human (master) narrative with a more complex account of material and discursive forces, and radically change the way we conceptualize ontic and semantic boundaries. Entanglements regenerate the ecological text toward a future without a teleological content. Rather than reacting to this futurity with anxiety, we may benefit from contemplating the ethical implications of this eco-ontological ambiguity.
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