Finding Humanity In The Search For Nature: Adorno, Bloch, and Merleau-Ponty

Finding Humanity In The Search For Nature: Adorno, Bloch, and Merleau-Ponty

Shannon Hayes


there's an air that hovers over the twenty-first century, an air that foretells of an approaching
ecological disaster. shielding practices similar to recycling, and the promoting of the
responsible utilization of common assets, support to gradual the destruction of the earth, yet they don't clear up its forthcoming destruction. they don't indicate of the matter, in the direction of an international free of ecological difficulties. This thesis makes an attempt to indicate outwards, in the direction of a unique dating among nature and humanity that hopes to respond to the ontological query, “how will we clear up the matter of ecological problems?” With Karl Marx we discover that this query could be spoke back through the humanity that overturns capitalism. consequently, in Marx’s early writings we discover an outline of communism, of a society that has conquer the domination and alienation complicit with the capitalist financial system. the following, nature is affirmed concomitantly with humanity. not alienated from the character from which it got here, humanity extends itself to nature unobstructedly. From this intimate relation to nature, humanity is in a privileged place to save lots of the character that's essential to store itself. the rest of this thesis will have interaction the severe theories of Theodor Adorno and Ernst Bloch, and the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty, that allows you to increase a thought of the way we flow in the direction of the actualization of this dream of Marx: the co-affirmation of nature and humanity. during this thesis i'm hoping to teach that neither severe idea nor phenomenology is innovative by itself yet that those traditions has to be introduced jointly so that it will have interaction ancient materialism with the embodied subjectivities that
will function innovative topics.

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