Ecophilia as a a tri-partite

Philosophy is often associated with ethical duties and moral norms. Yet, it is more than that. As Karen Barad and Francisco Varela point out, ethics cannot be separated from our ontology (what we believe to be real) and our epistemology (how we know). They refer to this as a tri-partite of ethico-onto-epistemology. In other words, ways of being (ontologies), thinking (epistemologies) and acting (ethics) constitute each other. That’s why, if we want to transition towards the Ecocene, we need to address all three dimensions. That’s also why a philosophy for the Ecocene goes beyond prescribing ethical duties and moral norms, including ways of being and thinking.