Volume 17 · Number 3 · Pages 205–207
Curiosity - An Emplaced Virtue to Move Science Towards the Edge?

Annika Lübbert

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Open peer commentary on the article “Loving the Earth by Loving a Place: A Situated Approach to the Love of Nature” by Laura Candiotto. Abstract: I expand on the implications that Candiotto’s enactive and situated account of love has for scientific research. In particular, I focus on curiosity as a common denominator of the strategies that Candiotto suggests in order to maintain desirable distance and loving relations with the concrete others that make up our world. Staying close to Candiotto’s arguments around the importance of difference and distance for the development of loving (learning) relations, as well as the central role she ascribes to prolonged and attentive engagement with environmental others (inhabiting place), I offer resources and research questions to strengthen curiosity about self and other in scientific environments.


Lübbert A. (2022) Curiosity - an emplaced virtue to move science towards the edge? Constructivist Foundations 17(3): 205–207. https://constructivist.info/17/3/205

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