#MoreThanHumanLivesMatter: Breaking the Egotistical and Moving to Ecocritical

Conference: The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2022)
Title: #MoreThanHumanLivesMatter: Breaking the Egotistical and Moving to Ecocritical
Stream: Climate Change and Arts, Media, Culture
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Juan Carlo Dela Paz, De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines


According to Holmes Rolston III, Environmental ethics is not a humanistic ethic that is applied to environment. Rather, it tries to reform a science that finds nature value-free and an ethic that only counts humans as moral beings of this planet. Moreover, it evaluates nature, both the one that mixes with culture and the wild nature, to understand the more than human creations in the world – sentient and non-sentient alike. In this paper, I will explain how the humanistic view of what the world is and what the world ought to be creates the dialectics of inside and outside. I will explore this topic further using the selected poems of William Blake from his book, Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

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