The Green Horizon: An (Environmental) Hermeneutics of Identification with Nature through Literature

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This thesis is an examination of transformative effects of literature on environmental identity. The work begins by examining and expanding the Deep Ecology concept of identification-with-nature. The potential problems with identification through direct encounters are used to argue for the relevance of the possibility of identification-through-literature. Identification-through-literature is then argued for using the hermeneutic and narrative theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, as well as various examples of nature writing and fiction.

Creator(s): Bell, Nathan M.
Creation Date: August 2010
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 2010
Description:

This thesis is an examination of transformative effects of literature on environmental identity. The work begins by examining and expanding the Deep Ecology concept of identification-with-nature. The potential problems with identification through direct encounters are used to argue for the relevance of the possibility of identification-through-literature. Identification-through-literature is then argued for using the hermeneutic and narrative theories of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur, as well as various examples of nature writing and fiction.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Philosophy
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v, 104 p.

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Keyword(s): Environmental philosophy | hermeneutics
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 696604445 |
  • UNTCAT: b3910452 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30435
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Bell, Nathan M.
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