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The Hospitality between Humanity and Nature: From Ecology to a Sympoiethic Form-of-Life

The Hospitality between Humanity and Nature: From Ecology to a Sympoiethic Form-of-Life

Andreas Gonçalves Lind and Gianfranco Ferraro, “The Hospitality between Humanity and Nature: From Ecology to a Sympoiethic Form-of-Life,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 78, no. 4 (2022): 1219–32,

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  • The Hospitality between Humanity and Nature: from Ecology to a Sympoiethic Form-of-life

    Type Journal Article
    Author Andreas Gonçalves Lind
    Author Gianfranco Ferraro
    Abstract In this article, we will show how Derrida’s deconstruction of modern individualism, exemplified by Robinson Crusoe’s attitude toward nature, addresses the contemporary debate on the Anthropocene. Through Hadot’s genealogy of modern “prometheanism,” we will discuss how a different gaze by human beings on themselves and nature can lead us out of the modern self-conception of the human person, that is resulting in the Anthropocene era, its catastrophic results endangering the very survival of humankind. Through Morton’s conception of hospitality and Haraway’s notion of Chthulucene, we argue that a new individual and collective conversion to nature may result in an era in which human beings can conceive of themselves as ethical parts of nature. Hence, a new view on the reciprocal interdependence between human beings and nature can be affirmed, creating a feeling of hospitality without hostility. We conclude by considering Agamben’s recovery of Franciscanism, as a form-of-life, preceding modernity, in which this ethical, natural civilization was firstly foreseen.
    Date 2022
    Language English
    Rights © 2022 by Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    Volume 78
    Pages 1219-1232
    Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    DOI 10.17990/RPF/2022_78_4_1219
    Issue 4
    ISSN 0870-5283 ; 2183-461X
    Date Added 1/31/2023, 5:41:04 PM
    Modified 1/31/2023, 7:48:14 PM


    • anthropology, ecology, Derrida, hospitality, nature.


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