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Geographies of/for a More Than Human World: Towards a Relational Ethics
Geographies of/for a more than human world: Towards a relational ethics

Through exclusively social contracts, we have abandoned the bond that connects us to the world…. What language do the things of the world speak that we might come to an understanding of them contractually? … In fact, the Earth speaks to us in terms of forces, bonds and interactions … each of the partners in symbiosis thus owes … life to the other, on pain of death. (Michel Serres, 1995: 39)

The Place of Ethics

The modernist ideals of universal democracy and justice realized through legislative regimes centred on individual rights have been the subject of sustained feminist and environmentalist critiques, reinvigorating political and philosophical interest ...

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