Daoism and Ecology—An Interview with James Miller

  • Stephen K. Levine The European Graduate School, Switzerland
Keywords: China, Daoism, ecology, Qi, bodily cultivation, tong 通 (interpenetration), aesthetic transformation

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Creative Arts Educ Ther (2019) 5(2):109–112 DOI: 10.15212/CAET/2019/5/23

Daoism and Ecology—An Interview with James Miller

道家思想与生态学:詹姆士·米勒访谈

Abstract

The interview focuses on James Miller’s thinking about the relation between Daoism and ecology. Miller believes that, to develop a foundation for ecological sustainability, we need to break down the separation between human beings and the world we live in. This can be done by Daoist techniques of bodily cultivation, based on the concept of the body as porous and interpenetrating with the environment. Practices such as these will lay the groundwork for an aesthetic foundation of ecology.

Keywords: China, Daoism, ecology, Qi, bodily cultivation, tong 通 (interpenetration), aesthetic transformation

摘要

此次访谈聚焦于詹姆士.米勒 (James Miller)对道家思想与生态学关联性的思考。米勒相信,为了构建生态可持续性发展,我们需要打破人类与居住环境彼此分离的状态。依托于人体与自然互通互联,互相依存的观念,道家修身的方法能实现天人合一的平衡。这些(道家传统的)践行方式将为生态美学奠定根基。

关键词: 中国,道家思想,生态学,气,修身,通(互通互联),美学转化

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2019-12-30
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Levine, S. (2019). Daoism and Ecology—An Interview with James Miller. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET), Pages 109 - 112. Retrieved from http://caet.inspirees.com/caetojsjournals/index.php/caet/article/view/186
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