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An Indigenous Philosophical Ecology: Situating the Human
Australian Journal of Anthropology
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2005
Pages: 294 - 305
Sources ID: 34711
Notes: ISSN 1035-8811
Visibility: Public (group default)
Abstract: (Show)
Can Indigenous ecological knowledge contribute to major debates in Western science and philosophy? I argue that it offers a 'philosophical ecology' that works synergistically with Western eco-philosophy and some streams of ecological science. This paper takes up the challenge offered by Val Plumwood: that anthropology can contribute to the work of re-situating the human. It examines an ecological philosophy of mutual benefits, and shows patterns, and a broader meta-pattern, in which life is both for itself and for others, and in which connectivity and stability are achieved through densely recursive benefits. I identify these and other contexts as areas for further dialogue. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Australian Journal of Anthropology is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)