Volume 17 · Number 3 · Pages 208–209
Nature and the Unlovable

Pilar Lopez-Cantero

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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: Can our relationship with nature be loving and reciprocal? The claim is hard to sustain when nature is taken to encompass polluted and urban places. The notion of reciprocity loses its force, and the lovability of these places is put into question. Also, the demand of love may obscure the ethical demand in our relationship with nature: to be responsible in our meaning-making practices.


Lopez-Cantero P. (2022) Nature and the unlovable. Constructivist Foundations 17(3): 208–209. https://constructivist.info/17/3/208

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