In this thesis I develop an idea I call "ecological subjecthood", I use this term to refer to the recognition of an ecosystem as a subject that has ethical value in and of itself; an entity that matters beyond its utility value for humans. While I do not argue that the language of the "the subject" is necessarily required to promote a greater responsiveness to ecological thresholds, I take seriously the enduring power of "the subject" as an influential concept in contemporary discourses. I...[Show more]
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