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date: 15 September 2019

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This article discusses the relevance of phenomenology to ecocriticism. It considers the influence of phenomenology on ecocritical work and elaborates the claims and importance of phenomenology based on David E. Cooper’s “The idea of environment.” It identifies the aspects of phenomenology of most relevance to environmental thinking and describes the specific applications of phenomenology in ecocritical practice. This article also considers the concept of ecophenomenology, which would continue the older task of resisting the tyranny of the scientific as the solely accepted model of the real and address the limits of inherited phenomenology.

Keywords: phenomenology, ecocriticism, David E. Cooper, environmental thinking, ecocritical practice, ecophenomenology, Anthropocene, climate change

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