This study investigates the relation between human beings and nature. The point of interest is how this finds expression in philosophy and literature respectively and how these two scientific disciplines can contribute differently in a coherent conclusion. The aim is to conclude whether the poem collection alfabet by the Danish writer Inger Christensen can be identified as non-anthropocentric. In doing so the point of departure of the study is the examination of the term anthropocentrism through the discourse of philosophy. Anthropocentrism is the viewpoint arguing that humankind is the center of the world. In the narrative of alfabet man is presented secondly, nature being the primary establishment, something that demolishes an anthropocentric hierarchy. The strict use of systems, the language, the subject, the theme of catastrophy, which we examine through a textual analysis of alfabet, articulate a non-anthropocentric point of view. A view that is supported by Inger Christensen’s own thoughts on the relation between man, language, and nature, in the study seen through a selection of her essays. The study concludes that because of the different cognitions that are linked to philosophy and literature respectively alfabet is not solely containing non-anthropocentric tendencies but can be viewed as a possible uniting of humankind and nature.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2014|
|Vejledere||Martin Ejsling Christensen|
- Inger Christensen