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.

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Bell, Nathan M. August 2010.

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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.

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Bell, Nathan M. The Green Horizon: An (Environmental) Hermeneutics of Identification with Nature through Literature, thesis, August 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30435/: accessed April 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .