Author ORCID Identifier
Bachelor of Arts
James C. Dobbins
James Swan Tuite
David G. Kamitsuka, Chair
Phenomenology, Ecophenomenology, Self-cultivation, Attunement, Environmental ethics, Religion
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.
Brown, Pailyn, "Virtue of Attunement: Contributions of Yuasa Yasuo's Embodied Self-Cultivation Practices to Ted Toadvine's Ecophenomenology of Difference" (2013). Honors Papers. 311.