Environmental personhood: Philosophical foundations in Tantric ecology

Kochetkova, Tatjana and Segalerba, Gianluigi (2024) Environmental personhood: Philosophical foundations in Tantric ecology. In: Bridging health, environment, and legalities: A holistic approach. IGI Global, pp. 1-24. ISBN 9798369311790

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The emergent trend of granting legal personhood to natural entities – environmental personhood – is a promising approach to nature's conservation. This inquiry explores its philosophical foundations and prerequisites for successful implementation. It argues that, along with a strong legal framework, its efficacy largely depends on the transition from anthropocentric to ecocentric values and on the appearance of a new ecological identity or eco-self. Critical for implementing the rights of nature are the ecocentric shift in culture and the consequent abandoning the “skin-encapsulated ego” in favor of the ecological self. This shift is what environmentalists strive for but couldn't achieve until now. To fill this gap, attention is given to one among the several traditions which can practically guide the identity transformation, namely Tantra yoga with its embeddedness in the natural world. It explains Tantra yoga's psycho-somatic methodology as a promising eco-spiritual practice to deal with current ecological challenges and to restore our planet's health by evoking biophilia

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Environmental personhood | Ecological identity | Tantra yoga | Psycho-somatic methodology
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Health (Social sciences)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2024 14:27
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 14:27
Official URL: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/environmental-p...
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/7270


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