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Philosophy ecology is the emerging topic the author tackles in thisresearch. The agenda revolves around the integration of indigenousecological knowledge as an argument in the western science andphilosophy. The writer faces the challenge of proving indigenousconcepts productive in western philosophical ecologies. It alsoemphasizes the importance of incorporating anthropology on futureresearch on ecological humanities. She uses the primary datacollected from research in the Australian northern territorybelonging to the Aboriginal people. In retrospect, the author divesdeeply into the philosophy of science rather than philosophy andscience.

The author majors on different concepts such as mutual benefits,which expose the interrelationships of species rather than among andwithin the Aboriginal totemic groups. Conceptually, she looks intothe mutual benefits species such as plant offer to both humans andanimals thus sustaining the ecological system. The author suggeststhe “connectivities are recursive” as the ecosystem existsthrough tangled inter-relations.

The writer notes that through localized knowledge the Aboriginalpeople have been able to master ecological patterns. They acknowledgethat a great deal of data lies within the ecological structure. Theirmastery has enabled them to pinpoint ecological reactions that relateor signify the occurrence of the other. She affirms that in thisparticular ecological system, events tell what is going on and callfor action thus the systems is the main reference point. Thus, wheninformation is passed on from one location to another a communicationflow and pathway is created.

Additionally, she notes that every human action towards the ecosystemis directive and responsive to it. Thus, noting that the nature ofcommunication of living things make it easier for the locals tounderstand their patterns. Hence, the reactions of a specific speciesmay necessitate a reaction from another species, which is ofimportance to both species.

As she further suggests, meta-patterns are not a product of humanorganization but rather nature is a self-organizing system thatbrings all species into being and into action. Thus, humans areparticipants in the ecosystem and the relationships between theliving things are recursive and entangled for mutual benefits. Thusas the Aboriginals` suggest, the human has the role of ensuring thepresence of other living things in the ecosystem to ensure the flowof communication. By this, the author offers vital insights in thedialogue with science, especially in connectivity, biodiversity, andstability.


Every living thing in the ecosystem benefits from the other. Localknowledge has been used to affirm the laws of existence. Thus, it ishighly recommendable to implement the use of indigenous philosophicalecology in major debates in western science and philosophy.