Acknowledgments:This article was originally presented at the symposium “Is There, Can There Be, such ans Activity as World Humanities?” Simon Fraser University, January 27–28, 2012.
Limits to Social Representation of Value: Response to Leroy Little Bear
Article first published online: 29 NOV 2012
© 2012 Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 537–548, December 2012
How to Cite
Angus, I. (2012), Limits to Social Representation of Value: Response to Leroy Little Bear. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 39: 537–548. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6253.2012.01744.x
- Issue published online: 29 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 29 NOV 2012
In response to Leroy Little Bear's description of the Blackfoot identity as rooted in place, the article articulates an ecological conception of value based in European thought that can be in close dialogue with the telling aboriginal phrase “I am the environment.” While important similarities are noted, especially the convergence of aboriginal and ecological conceptions of value on a critique of the assessment of value by commodity price, the difficulty of rooting value in Being within the European tradition contrasts with the continuity of human, animal, and cosmic intelligence in aboriginal thought.