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  • Andrew Dobson (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 June 2009

In this article the implications of our nature as both autonomous and heteronomous beings is discussed. It is suggested that our condition as part-dependent creatures calls for a reconsideration of the nature of both freedom and liberalism, and the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Jean-Paul Sartre is used to illustrate the natural and historical dimensions of our dependency. The conclusion reached is that neither deep ecological re-enchantment nor full-blooded cornucopianism are possible, and that we need to take our nature as semi-dependent creatures seriously as we seek ways of negotiating our way through our environmental problems.

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Julia A. Thomas , “The Cage of Nature: Modernity's History in Japan,” History and Theory 40, no. 1 (2001): 1637

Shane Phelan , “Intimate Distance: The Dislocation of Nature in Modernity,” The Western Political Quarterly 45 (June 1992): 385

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Social Philosophy and Policy
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