David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Human Studies 28 (2):157 - 171 (2005)
In this work I search for elements that contribute to the development of the ethical dimension of environmental education. I start with the existence of what C.A. Bowers calls “areas of silence” in the curriculum in both schools and universities. The reason for this silence, I argue, is to be found in the Cartesian conceptual structures of curricula. I suggest that the works of Bacon, Galileo and Descartes provoke a twofold process that I have termed the forgetting of tradition and objectification of nature. As a corrective to this process, I explore the possibilities that the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer opens for rehabilitation of tradition and de-objectification of nature. I work with the concept of the “dignity of things” present in Greek dialectics: that nature is not simply a projection of mind (as the neo-Kantians claim), but something that thought suffers. In my conclusions I argue that for nature to be reinserted into almost all areas of knowledge it is necessary that we respect “the otherness of nature.”.
|Keywords||education environment Brazil Gadamer Hans-Georg|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Val Routley (1981). On Karl Marx as an Environmental Hero. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):237-244.
Klaus M. Meyer-Abich (1979). Toward a Practical Philosophy of Nature. Environmental Ethics 1 (4):293-308.
David Macauley (2006). The Place of the Elements and the Elements of Place: Aristotelian Contributions to Environmental Thought. Ethics, Place and Environment 9 (2):187 – 206.
Sara Ebenreck (1996). Opening Pandora's Box: The Role of Imagination in Environmental Ethics. Environmental Ethics 18 (1):3-18.
Kenneth H. Simonsen (1981). The Value of Wildness. Environmental Ethics 3 (3):259-263.
Damian Cox (1997). On the Value of Natural Relations. Environmental Ethics 19 (2):173-183.
Harriet Johnson (2011). Undignified Thoughts After Nature: Adorno's Aesthetic Theory. Critical Horizons 12 (3):372-395.
Christopher Manes (1992). Nature and Silence. Environmental Ethics 14 (4):339-350.
Darren R. Walhof (2006). Friendship, Otherness, and Gadamer's Politics of Solidarity. Political Theory 34 (5):569 - 593.
Martin Drenthen (1999). The Paradox of Environmental Ethics: Nietzsche's View of Nature and the Wild. Environmental Ethics 21 (2):163-175.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #122,541 of 1,410,004 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #176,758 of 1,410,004 )
How can I increase my downloads?