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Ecological Humanities
Ecological Humanities

Author(s): Ewa Domańska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Special Branches of Philosophy, Political Sciences, Philosophy of Science, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The article will define and identify features of the ecological humanities understood as a symptom of the emergence of a new scientific paradigm. I am interested particularly I ecoposthumanities– a tendency that is developing since the late nineties in the frame of posthumanist criticism of anthropocentrism, Eurocentrism and Western science. The paper will indicate the role of traditional ecological knowledges and native knowledges as well as the development of biohumanities (an inclusive type of knowledge that connects human, social sciences and life sciences) as important aspects of ecoposthumanities. The ecological humanities offers an utopian vision of meta-communities of humans and non-humans based on symbiotic relations, co-evolution and co-dependency and anticipates future knowledge productions in terms of extended mind and distributed cognition.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 186-210
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English