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  1. Estrangement, Nature and 'the Flesh'.Simon Hailwood - 2014 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (1):71-85.
    In this paper I address the question of what it is to be alienated from nature. The focus is alienation in the sense of estrangement, a ‘being cut off from’ a wider world. That we are so estranged is a claim associated with ecological critique of contemporary society. But what is it to be estranged from nature given that everything we are, do and produce, always remains within a wider nature? I explore the possibility that this might be understood with (...)
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  • Flesh and Nature: Understanding Merleau-Ponty’s Relational Ontology.Bryan E. Bannon - 2011 - Research in Phenomenology 41 (3):327-357.
    In this paper I attempt to develop several ways Merleau-Ponty's ontology might contribute to an environmental ethic through a redefinition of his concept of flesh in terms of a general theory of affectivity. Currently accepted interpretations of the concept such as those in Abram, Toadvine, Barbaras, and Dastur rely upon conceiving flesh as a perceptual experience. I contest this interpretation and argue that a more productive conception of flesh emerges when understood in terms of Heidegger's philosophy. The paper concludes with (...)
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