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Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, and David Utsler

Abstract

Modern environmentalism has come to realize that many of its key concerns— “wilderness” and “nature” among them— are contested territory, viewed differently by different people. Understanding nature requires science and ecology, to be sure, but it also requires sensitivity to history, culture, and narrative. In response, this volume brings together essays by philosophers on the questions that hermeneutics— the “art and science of interpretation”— raises for environmental philosophy. Providing a snapshot of how a hermeneutical turn in environmental philosophy represents a new form of environmen ... More

Keywords: Philosophical hermeneutics, Environmental philosophy, Narrative, Nature, The Self, Ricoeur, Paul, Gadamer, Hans-Georg, Heidegger, Martin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823254255
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Forrest Clingerman, editor
Ohio Northern University

Brian Treanor, editor
Loyola Marymount Univeristy

Martin Drenthen, editor
Radboud University Nijmegen

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