Natural and cultural commons – real or fictious opposition? Cover Image

Dobra wspólne naturalne i kulturowe – realna czy pozorna opozycja?
Natural and cultural commons – real or fictious opposition?

Author(s): Łukasz Moll
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: the commons; natural commons; cultural commons;posthumanism

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of this article is to ask if it is correct to divide cultural commons from natural commons. The binary opposition between them is executed in a way that is traditional for Western thinking, which places ‘nature’ outside the human world, presenting it as an object that is self-reproducing and susceptible to human’s interference. ‘Culture’, on the contrary, is viewed as an integral part of human’s world and his practice. Is this opposition, which we can find in contemporary theories of the commons, indeed necessary and unable to be deconstructed? Or is it only fabricated and that’s why it is possible to exceed it in some kind of theoretical synthesis? And what are the consequences for protection, production and maintenance of commons that result from the the previous question? These are the main issues that I tried to discuss in my article.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: XIII
  • Page Range: 33-62
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Polish