Environmental Philosophy

Volume 11, Issue 2, Fall 2014

Bryan E. Bannon
Pages 333-358

Resisting the Domination of Nature
Regarding Time as an Ethical Concept

This essay uses Foucault’s views on time and ethics in order to reconceptualize the domination of nature in terms of the imposition of an inflexible order upon a place rather than in the more conventional sense in environmental studies of reducing nature to a use object for humanity. I then propose a means of resisting that domination by examining how friendship might be employed as an ethical ideal in our relationship to nature.