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ERIC Number: EJ1171878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
In Search of the Environmentalist Way: Beyond Mending the Machine
Stables, Andrew
Educational Theory, v67 n4 p417-433 Aug 2017
In this essay, Andrew Stables notes that philosophies such as existentialism, humanism, and environmentalism come in either exploratory or active forms: that is, one can study the nature of existence or the human, or one can ascribe to a way of life in an attempt to improve the world. Among the major influences on active environmentalist thought are (forms of) humanism, socialism, posthumanism, and post- (or pre-)colonialism. In many cases, however, such ways of thinking can be as damaging or unsuccessful as they may be ameliorative and successful. The search for an environmentalist Way, Stables maintains, must transcend entrenched binaries, oppositions, and ideologies without lapsing into thoroughgoing antirealism or willfully ignoring current realities. Here, he explores the valuable contributions that Daoist and Buddhist texts and practices have to offer in this search.
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Language: English
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