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"Sam-vett" som naturens vett. En idéhistorisk undersökning av Sara Lidmans Jernbanesvit
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The object of investigation in this essay is the epic novel sequence Jernbanan written by Sara Lidman. More specifically the investigation takes on the idea of a “sam-vett” as it is formulated in Jernbanan. The “sam-vett” is an idea about the undivided unity of man, nature and animal, and with a kind of primitive trait. By asking the question what traces the history of ideas are to be found in the “sam-vett”, the hope is that it will bring some clarity to the notion and what its message might be. In addition to that a thesis is formulated, that the “sam-vett” can be read as a form of deep ecology. Deep ecology takes on the first rule of ecology, that everything is closely bound together, and extends it to a philosophy. By discussing the notion of the “sam-vett” in the light of two figures in the history of ideas, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Martin Heidegger, the hope is to unravel its learning. In the end the “sam-vett” can be described as knowledge of nature that is based on a feeling more than the intellect – that begins where the language ends.

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2011. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Sara Lidman, Jernbanan, Heidegger, Rousseau, primitivism, deep ecology, Arne Naess
National Category
Humanities History of Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14141OAI: diva2:388897
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-03-01 Created: 2011-01-18 Last updated: 2011-03-01Bibliographically approved

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