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CARVALHO, Isabel Cristina de Moura; GRUN, Mauro  and  AVANZI, Maria Rita. Understanding landscape: contributions from hermeneutic and phenomenology toward an epistemology of environmental education. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.77, pp.99-115. ISSN 0101-3262.

This article argues the question of the understanding since the experience of the work of art and the game as models of the understanding in Gadamer. Since this perspective, discuss the opening and the engagement as constituent aspects of the experience of understanding of the world in the perspective of the hermeneutics and explores its consequences in terms of the belonging to the environment, in the sense of a environment-world. It considers, in continuity with this perspective, the notion of landscape as engagement and belonging to the "body of the world". In order to propose this concept of landscape we use the ecological anthropology of Tim Ingold and the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty who suggest, each one in its way, the continuity in the relation human and no human beings. Finally, a comprehensive epistemology is pointed out from the reflection on an intervention of research-action in environmental education in the "Vale do Ribeira".

Keywords : Experience; Hermeneutic; Phenomenology; Landscape.

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