126 pages


Genre: Religion, Philosophy, Essay, Nonfiction
"Animism means seeing yourself as an active part of a meaningful whole and acting in such a way that your own quality of life improves that of the whole."

"We are all savages," says Andreas Weber, making it clear that our civilisation has not only colonised the indigenous peoples, but also our own thinking. If we want to make the world a life-giving place again, we should discover the indigenous in ourselves. "Radical democracy", "ethics and morality of commonality", "justice", "ecology of the gift" and "sustainability" – Weber's philosophical plea for an open exchange in a world of reciprocity, which is only just being rediscovered, revolves around these terms: physicists, biologists and humanities scholars are beginning to reconceptualise the holistic cosmos in the face of ecological and social crises and to shed old certainties. Embracing this new world view offers the opportunity to become a living part of a holistic reality and to realise an ecological art of living.

German title: Indigenialität
ISBN: 978-3-7518-3010-2
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin
Publication date: 2024
Series: Fröhliche Wissenschaft Vol. 231



Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneberg, and the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Previously published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin: Enlivenment (2016).

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