Environmental Philosophy

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A Passionate Life

The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.

Bitter Harvest

Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.

The Threefold Struggle

Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.

Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly

Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.

Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds

Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.

Wild Diplomacy

Explores how humans and wildlife such as wolves can cohabit with mutual respect in the same territories.

Naturalizing God?

Evaluates religious naturalists’ attempts to find a middle path between supernaturalism and atheistic secularism, and explores naturalistic, theistic, and panpsychist solutions.

The Seasons

Edited by Luke Fischer & David Macauley
Subjects: Philosophy

Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.

Garbage in Popular Culture

Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.

A World Not Made for Us

Proposes a nonanthropocentric reassessment of key themes and approaches in environmental philosophy

E-Co-Affectivity

Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.

Manufactured Uncertainty

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Wide-ranging critique of the epistemological and ethical assumptions that underlie contemporary debates concerning climate change.

The Imagination of Plants

Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.

The Distortion of Nature's Image

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

Postpolitics and the Limits of Nature

Explores why past generations of radical ecological and social justice scholarship have been ineffective, and considers the work of a new wave of scholarship that aims to reinvent the radical project and combat injustice.

P'ungsu

Edited by Hong-key Yoon
Subjects: Asian Studies

The first scholarly book to address Korean geomancy through an interdisciplinary lens.

Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism

Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.

Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.

The Variety of Integral Ecologies

Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.

Naturalizing Heidegger

Explores the evolution of Heidegger’s thinking about nature and its relevance for environmental ethics.

Philosophizing ad Infinitum

An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.

The Barbarian Principle

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Emplotting Virtue

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.

Critical Animal Studies

By Dawne McCance
Subjects: Philosophy

Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.

Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition

Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Nature and Logos

Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead's influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ontology of nature.

Elemental Philosophy

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope

Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

The Dance of Person and Place

Uses the concept of "worldmaking" to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

Before the Voice of Reason

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Living with Ambiguity

How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

Onto-Ethologies

Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.

The Trinity and Creation in Augustine

Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.

The Incompleat Eco-Philosopher

Collected essays present Weston’s pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis.

Understanding Gregory Bateson

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Rachel Carson

Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.

An Ontology of Trash

A philosophical exploration of the problematic nature of the disposable.

The Intelligence of Flowers

By Maurice Maeterlinck
Translated by Philip Mosley
Introduction by Philip Mosley
Subjects: Literature

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.

Nature's Edge

Leading environmental thinkers investigate the complexities of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of environmental problems.

With Respect for Nature

Explores how humans can take the lives of animals and plants while maintaining a proper respect both for ecosystems and for those who live in them.

Petrified Intelligence

A critical introduction to Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.

Green Man, Earth Angel

Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.

John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy

A comprehensive look at how John Dewey's ethics can inform environmental issues.

For Love of Matter

A bold and original work in ecocosmology and metaphysics.

Transforming the Dream

Explores the underlying assumptions of environmental studies and the need for a new paradigm for understanding our world.

Geo-Logic

Seeks to redraw the boundaries between the fields of geology and environmental philosophy.

Eco-Phenomenology

Explores how continental philosophy can inform environmental ethics.

Living and Value

Based on an ecologically inspired wordview, defends ethics against skepticism and irrealism.

Technology and the Contested Meanings of Sustainability

Argues that sustainability requires more than economic and technological efficiency.

The Gift of Property

Explores the human propensity for owning and having.

Safeguarding Our Common Future

Utilizes Heidegger in rethinking common environmental paradigms.

Everybody's Story

This exhilarating tale of natural history illuminates the evolution of matter, life, and consciousness. In Everybody’s Story, Loyal Rue finds the means for global solidarity and cooperation in the shared story of humanity.

The Gift of Kinds

Explores the idea of human and natural kinds, pursuing an ethics of the earth responsive to social, political, and environmental issues.

The City

An environmental philosophy of the contemporary city, this book develops a theory of good urban growth involving both the physical and cultural dimensions of city life.

Nature

Provides a set of normative measure sto assess the value of nature and proposes the new discipline of foundational ecology as a response to environmental crisis.

Controversies in Environmental Policy

Controversies in Environmental Policy presents comprehensive analyses of the politics surrounding decision-making on such environmental issues as land use, toxic waste management, new federalism, and ...