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  1. From Respect for Nature to Agency as Realisation in Response to the Ecological Emergency.Lucy Weir - unknown
    'The ecological emergency’ describes both our emergence into, and the way we relate within, a set of globally urgent circumstances, brought about through anthropogenic impact. I identify two phases to this emergency. Firstly, there is the anthropogenic impact itself, interpreted through various conceptual models. Secondly, however, is the increasingly entrenched commitment to divergent conceptual positions, that leads to a growing disparateness in attitudes, and a concurrent difficulty with finding any grounds for convergence in response. I begin by reviewing the environmental (...)
     
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  • Passive Flora? Reconsidering Nature's Agency Through Human-Plant Studies.John Ryan - unknown
    Plants have been—and, for reasons of human sustenance and creative inspiration, will continue to be—centrally important to societies globally. Yet, plants—including herbs, shrubs, and trees—are commonly characterized in Western thought as passive, sessile, and silent automatons lacking a brain, as accessories or backdrops to human affairs. Paradoxically, the qualities considered absent in plants are those employed by biologists to argue for intelligence in animals. Yet an emerging body of research in the sciences and humanities challenges animal-centred biases in determining consciousness, (...)
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  • À Beira Do Respeito: Investigações Ontológicas E Fenomenológicas Sobre a Ética Das Plantas.Michael Marder - 2016 - Revista Filosófica de Coimbra 25 (50):367-388.
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