The “Other World” Is Here

Environmental Philosophy 8 (1):101-119 (2011)
If how we envisage substances prepares the trajectory of our behavior towards them, art objects, substantial through the manner of their fashioning, can reorderhow we comport ourselves in a world that is not for us, to the extent that what we call by the name of “world” cannot be apprehended as the price paid for humanavarice when confronting a global plenitude sacrificed, always, to the scale of our need for it. To frustrate that desolation, we must enrich our view of things, andthis essay examines the thinking of Merleau-Ponty and Virginia Woolf at the service of that imperative
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