Solastalgia, Soliphilia, Eutierria and Art.

Many traditional cultures and their indigenous languages have words for home-heart-environment relationships, however, it is interesting to note that modern English has very few. I created the concept of ‘solastalgia’ to fill this void and to give expression in the English language to a fundamentally important relationship between people, communities and their home environment. I … Continue reading Solastalgia, Soliphilia, Eutierria and Art.

Caretaking a new Landscape of the Mind (2011 for Ingenius)

There is a real need for new concepts in the English language that help us understand the vital relationship between our physical environment and our mental states. We need a new conceptual ecology to remember and reunite that which we have almost forgotten. Our appreciation of nature, for many city-based and urban citizens, is now … Continue reading Caretaking a new Landscape of the Mind (2011 for Ingenius)

The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.

If “the limits of my language … mean the limits of my world”, as the early Wittgenstein once argued, then our current language has impoverished both humans and the nature it supposedly describes. I am a scientific realist, yet I acknowledge the power of language and narratives in creating the zeitgeist, through which humans interpret … Continue reading The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.

Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity

The loss of identity tied to a sense of place was one of the defining characteristics of my concept of solastalgia.[1] The issue of “identity” was even in the sub-title of the first publication devoted to it.  In my first publication on this topic I argued that, while solastalgia is a serious psychic condition, it … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene, Optimism and Symbiocene Identity

Glossary of New Words for a New World (WordPress Links).

Corrumpalism Ecoagnosy Endemophilia Eutierria Ghedeist Ghehds Global dread Mermerosity Meteoranxiety Psychoterratic Solastalgia Soliphilia Sumbiography Sumbiocentrc  Sumbiocentrism Sumbiocracy, Sumbiocriticism Sumboikos Sumbiovore, Sumbiotarian, Sumbioculture Sumbiology Sumbiologist Sumbiophilia Sumbiopolis Sumbiosic, Sumbiosic development, sumbiosity Symbiocene (The) Sumbioism, Symbioist Symbioment symbiomimicry Terranascia, Terraphthora, Terrafurie Tierracide Terraliben Tierratrauma Topoaversion Topophobia Topopinia Tinpany