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Some Thoughts about the Philosophical Underpinnings of Aboriginal Worldviews

Some Thoughts about the Philosophical Underpinnings of Aboriginal Worldviews <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Indigenous Australian philosophy is more than just a survivalist kit to understanding nature, human or environmental, but is also a system for realising the fullest potential of human emotion and experience. This paper explores elements of indigenous philosophy, focusing on indigenous views that maintain human-ness is a skill, not developed in order to become a better human being, but to become more and more human. In this context, the paper considers indigenous understandings of the land as a spiritual entity and human societies as dependent upon the land.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Worldviews Brill

Some Thoughts about the Philosophical Underpinnings of Aboriginal Worldviews

Worldviews , Volume 3 (2): 105 – Jan 1, 1999

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Brill
Copyright
© 1999 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1363-5247
eISSN
1568-5357
DOI
10.1163/156853599X00090
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Indigenous Australian philosophy is more than just a survivalist kit to understanding nature, human or environmental, but is also a system for realising the fullest potential of human emotion and experience. This paper explores elements of indigenous philosophy, focusing on indigenous views that maintain human-ness is a skill, not developed in order to become a better human being, but to become more and more human. In this context, the paper considers indigenous understandings of the land as a spiritual entity and human societies as dependent upon the land.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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WorldviewsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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