Naturphilosophie und Ökologie in der Philosophischen Anthropologie

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Contemporary environmental philosopy sometimes suggests that humanism is problematic because it neglects nature, by putting humans first and making nature a distant other. A closer look, however, shows that this impression is misinformed: the philosophical anthropology developed in German phenomenology of the 1920s was based, as my presentation aims to demonstrate, on a receptive philosophy of nature that could show and explain how human beings, themselves a part of nature, are situated in nature and thus could develop deeper bonds. Ecological thinking can still benefit from these insights if it decides not to proceed too ahistorical.
Period3 Apr 2023
Held atMax Weber Kolleg, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Anthropology
  • Phenomenology
  • Plessner
  • Nicolai Hartmann
  • Philosophy of Nature