The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language

The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language
Westling, Louise. The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language.

Presenting the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty as a theoretical grounding for studies in environmental humanities, The Logos of the Living World: Merleau-Ponty, Animals, and Language draws on interdisciplinary research to argue that human and animal semiotic activities—including cultural and linguistic behaviors—are not separate phenomena, but rather exist on a continuum.  Chapters include case studies of literary examples from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.

Fields of Focus: Literature and the Environment