Mirror Reflections as Agents of Connectedness (2018)
A notoriously selfish fictional character is representing our society. Its lack of soul shows in the absence of a mirror reflection. From here we begin trying to regain this reflection, by suggesting to strengthen our awareness of life in its variety. In a holistic world-view, supported by research on animal cognition, there are more agents than humans, more manifestations of life on earth, more possibilities for connections and reflections. We will examine positions supporting that goal, describing an evolving narrative of relationality. The contexts of research are found in philosophy of mind, psychology and European and Amazonian mythology.
Published in: YEARBOOK of the IRISH PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Special Issue: Humans and Other Animals
Fealsúnacht Φ, 2017/18, Edited by: Noel Kavanagh
Photo, Cat in Mirror © Gabriela Kompatscher