Author ORCID Identifier

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0999-0034

Degree Year

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Religion

Advisor(s)

James C. Dobbins
James Swan Tuite

Committee Member(s)

David G. Kamitsuka, Chair

Keywords

Phenomenology, Ecophenomenology, Self-cultivation, Attunement, Environmental ethics, Religion

Abstract

I argue that Ted Toadvine’s Ecophenomenology presents a concept of difference that is totalizing and has a concept of the body that is a-historical and universal. By using Yuasa Yasuo’s ideas that the body is culturally constructed and can be reconstituted through repeated bodily practices, I revise Toadvine’s totalizing difference, emphasizing that we can use our bodies to increasingly learn about difference. I call this a Virtue of Attunement.

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Religion Commons

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