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umwelt

(ˈʊmvɛlt)
n
(Psychology) the environmental factors, collectively, that are capable of affecting the behaviour of an animal or individual
[C20: from German Umwelt environment]
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A considerer les choses sur le tres long terme--par exemple en millions d'annees--, et a distinguer les differents Umwelten, la difference entre nature et culture se resorbe donc.
(Uexkull 2010, 54) The illusion that Uexkull criticizes is no doubt a man-made one that serves those humans who have no regards for animal Umwelten. And his criticism could help establish him as a pioneer in ecology and, to a certain extent, posthumanism where concerted efforts are made to critique and move beyond anthropocentrism.
Una de las consecuencias de adoptar los puntos de vista de otros tipos de seres es que conocer a los demas requiere habitar sus diferentes Umwelten. Cuando uno hace esto, atributos y disposiciones se desprenden de los cuerpos que los producen y los limites ontologicos se vuelven borrosos.
(27) Uexkull had devoted his life's work to establishing the fact that animals do indeed have worlds, in the form of environments or surrounding worlds (Umwelten).
What is interesting about her escape is the way it necessitates her own shift in Umwelten: an unravelling of the connection between patriarchy and language:
Bearing in mind Merleau-Ponty's characterization of Umwelt as "the world implied by the movement of the animal," this episode might be described as nothing less than a contest between competing Umwelten for status as "world." (28) (Evocatively, Merleau-Ponty considers the question of "inter-animality either within the species or between two different species, even those that are usually enemies...[where] two Umwelten, two cycles of finality cross each other.") (29)
produktive Interaktionen Stakeholder, direkte indirekte finanzielle Umwelten Wirkungsfeld Politikarena zivilgesell- schaftliche Arena Medienarena Wirtschaftsarena Zukunftsarena FUR WEN?
(7) The meaning derived from animal Umwelten comes about through the animal's ability to discern what aspects of its surroundings help it to function, what objects are of significance to it.
By the same token, regardless of how they regard themselves, modern or of any other ilk, in terms of my orientation, all humans are coeval although I don't assume that other people take me as such within their umwelten and purviews.