Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany

Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany By Matthew Hall, Plants as Persons A Philosophical Botany Plants are people too No but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants arguing that they are other than human persons Plants con
  • Title: Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany
  • Author: Matthew Hall
  • ISBN: 9781438434285
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plants as Persons: A Philosophical Botany By Matthew Hall, Plants are people too No, but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants, arguing that they are other than human persons Plants constitute the bulk of our visible biomass, underpin all natural ecosystems, and make life on Earth possible Yet plants are considered passive and insensitive beings rightly pPlants are people too No, but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants, arguing that they are other than human persons Plants constitute the bulk of our visible biomass, underpin all natural ecosystems, and make life on Earth possible Yet plants are considered passive and insensitive beings rightly placed outside moral consideration As the human assault on nature continues, ethical behavior toward plants is needed Hall surveys Western, Eastern, Pagan, and Indigenous thought as well as modern science for attitudes toward plants, noting the particular resources for plant personhood and those modes of thought which most exclude plants The most hierarchical systems typically put plants at the bottom, but Hall finds much to support a positive view of plants Indeed, some indigenous animisms actually recognize plants as relational, intelligent beings who are the appropriate recipeints of care and respect New scientific findings encourage this perspective, revealing that plants possess many of the capacities of sentience and mentality traditionally denied them.
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    1. By distancing ourselves from plants and denying their autonomy, we jeopardize a true sense of human identity, situatedness, and responsibility Only in the company of others do we arrive at the true sense of our own personhood and ecological identity The risk we run by ignoring the personhood of plants is losing sight of the knowledge that we human are dependent ecological beings We risk the complete severance of our connections with the other beings in the natural world a process which only serv [...]


    2. In this fabulous and provocative book, Matthew Hall surveys how plants have figured in the human cultural imagination from the classical to the contemporary era Hall argues that humans have tended either to exclude plants from their value systems denying plants autonomy, sensitivity, and perception or include plants recognizing our interconnectedness with them as autonomous beings Hall draws on an impressive array of sources, from the Welsh Mabinogion to pre Socratic philosophy to the Hindu Upan [...]



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