Toward the Vanishing of the “Human”: Animal Becoming and Elemental Architecture

In: Research in Phenomenology
Omar Rivera Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas A&M University College Station, TX USA

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By putting forward the notions of “eco-sensibilities” and “eco-permeable relationalities,” this paper explores a non-instrumentalizing mode of relation with the “non-human.” On this basis, it shows the possibility of affectively disempowering the hold of “ecological indifference” as Nancy Tuana describes it. It focuses on “animal becoming” and “elemental architecture” as “eco-sensibilities” that effect such a disempowerment.

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