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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... material, matter more alive. This essay suggests that the development of sentience in the Phanerozoic eon exerted an emergent, autonomous influence on the interaction of minerals and life. Conscious human agency and its effects on planetary transformation are therefore the culmination of a very long...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the living world is powerful and possesses its own agency and sentience. She was one of the great intellects of the late 20 th century, an eminent Australian environmental philosopher and ecofeminist. Her book Feminism and the Mastery of Nature (1993) has become a classic. 2 The more recent...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., sentience and suffering. It also clarifies the position of humans in ecological processes, and in all of these things, with the relationships between humans and nature. American writer and anthropologist Richard Nelson writes of his ambivalence as a modern hunter, of one “so removed from the fundamental...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 77–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... properties.” 16 In a similar vein, recent work on plant intelligence has increasingly indicated the widespread existence of sentience and agency of diverse kinds. Plants emerge from this work as beings that sensitively detect and respond to their environments in highly adaptive and communicative ways...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 171–194.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 111–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
... intellect could lead to the negation of rights for infants and other “marginal cases,” that is, humans with conditions that cause them to fall outside the category of those who possess reason. Sentience casts a broader net that “...will spill over the species boundary, so to speak, and enfranchise many...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 May 2012
... own father, Tyrell, who wants him destroyed because he threatens his livelihood. 31 Humans are discovering that they are replicants—evolutionary kluges of good-enough components that look and quack like conscious beings, passing (for now) our own Turing Test for sentience and intelligence. We are a...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2015) 6 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2015
....” 103 It means paying attention to something (or someone) long enough to be able to determine what, if anything, one's ethical obligations to it may be. It means not deciding in advance—on the basis of sentience, being alive, or whatever other criterion one may be tempted to invoke—who or what...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2016) 8 (2): 172–195.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in the changing seasons . . . everything is mutable—only sentience, order and change are constant. 17 Adams elaborates a similar understanding of Sila. Reflecting on the making of his sound and light installation The Place Where You Go to Listen , he underscores the greater-than-human...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 May 2016
... on some pareidolic derangement of the modern constitution: 70 a world in which stones act on human lives in ways that hide in plain sight, where action and reaction may be ruled by protocols irreducible to the paradigm of human sentience. Umberto Eco once warned against the “excess of wonder...