Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

This guide constitutes the first comprehensive treatment of environmental philosophy, going beyond ethics to address the philosophical concepts that underlie environmental thinking and policy-making today.

Author: Sahotra Sarkar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470671818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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In this comprehensive guide, environmental theorist Sahotra Sarkar delves into our thinking around these issues, covering ethics, decision theory, conservation biology, restoration ecology, sustainability, and more.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field. The volume begins by exploring environmental philosophy and the cultural traditions from which it springs.

Author: Dale Jamieson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470751657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 552

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A Companion to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering work in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field. Contains thirty-six original articles, written by international scholars. Traces the roots of environmental philosophy through the exploration of cultural traditions from around the world. Brings environmental philosophy into conversation with other fields and disciplines such as literature, economics, ecology, and law. Discusses environmental problems that stimulate current debates.
Categories: Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

The final part of the book investigates notions of value, natural beauty and the place of human beings in the scheme of things.

Author: Christopher Belshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317490043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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This introduction to the philosophy of the environment examines current debates on how we should think about the natural world and our place within it. The subject is examined from a determinedly analytic philosophical perspective, focusing on questions of value, but taking in attendant issues in epistemology and metaphysics as well. The book begins by considering the nature, extent and origin of the environmental problems with which we need to be concerned. Chapters go on to consider familiar strategies for dealing with environmental problems, and then consider what sort of things are of direct moral concern, examining in turn at animals, non-sentient life-forms, natural but non-living things and deep ecology. The final part of the book investigates notions of value, natural beauty and the place of human beings in the scheme of things.
Categories: Philosophy

Understanding Environmental Philosophy

Understanding Environmental Philosophy

"Understanding Environmental Philosophy" presents a comprehensive, critical analysis of contemporary philosophical approaches to current ecological concerns.

Author: Andrew Brennan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317492238

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Environmental philosophy is one of the exciting new fields of philosophy to emerge in the last forty years. "Understanding Environmental Philosophy" presents a comprehensive, critical analysis of contemporary philosophical approaches to current ecological concerns. Key ideas are explained, placed in their broader cultural, religious, historical, political and philosophical context, and their environmental policy implications are outlined. Central ideas and concepts about environmental value, individual wellbeing, ecological holism and the metaphysics of nature set the stage for a discussion of how to establish moral rules and priorities, and whether it is possible to transcend human-centred views of the world. The reader is also helped with an annotated guide to further reading, questions for discussion and revision as well as boxed studies highlighting key concepts and theoretical material. A clear and accessible introduction to this most dynamic of subjects, "Understanding Environmental Philosophy" will be invaluable for a wide range of readers.
Categories: Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

The book begins with a discussion of animal minds, before moving on to explore our moral relations with non-human organisms, ecosystems and the earth as a whole.

Author: Simon P. James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745691398

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Climate change, habitat loss, rising extinction rates - such problems call for more than just new policies and practices. They raise fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. What, for instance, is the natural world? Do we humans belong to it? Which parts of it are we morally obliged to protect? Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of sources, from virtue ethics to Buddhism, leading environmental philosopher Simon P. James sets out to answer these vitally important questions. The book begins with a discussion of animal minds, before moving on to explore our moral relations with non-human organisms, ecosystems and the earth as a whole. James then considers environmental aesthetics, humanity's place in the natural world and the question of what it means to be wild. In the concluding chapter, he applies his findings to the topic of global climate change, building a strong moral case for urgent action. This accessible, entertainingly written book will be essential reading for students of the environment across the humanities and social sciences. It will, moreover, be an ideal guide for anyone keen to deepen their understanding of environmental issues.
Categories: Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

These 16 essays in environmental philosophy throw light on our traditions of environmental thinking, and on its principles and applications.

Author: Robin Attfield

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015028871393

Category: Ecology

Page: 262

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These 16 essays in environmental philosophy throw light on our traditions of environmental thinking, and on its principles and applications.
Categories: Ecology

Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy

Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy

This book explores the epistemological and ethical issues at the foundations of environmental philosophy, emphasising the conservation of biodiversity.

Author: Sahotra Sarkar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113944669X

Category: Science

Page:

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This book explores the epistemological and ethical issues at the foundations of environmental philosophy, emphasising the conservation of biodiversity. Sahota Sarkar criticises attempts to attribute intrinsic value to nature and defends an anthropocentric position on biodiversity conservation based on an untraditional concept of transformative value. Unlike other studies in the field of environmental philosophy, this book is as much concerned with epistemological issues as with environmental ethics. It covers a broad range of topics, including problems of explanation and prediction in traditional ecology and how individual-based models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is transforming ecology. Introducing a brief history of conservation biology, Sarkar analyses the consensus framework for conservation planning through adaptive management. He concludes with a discussion of directions for theoretical research in conservation biology and environmental philosophy.
Categories: Science

Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Activism

Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Activism

This collection of new essays by eleven distinguished environmental philosophers addresses two main questions: first, whether environmental philosophy and ethics should be seen as a form of applied philosophy or as something else, perhaps ...

Author: Don E. Marietta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847680568

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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This collection of new essays by eleven distinguished environmental philosophers addresses two main questions: first, whether environmental philosophy and ethics should be seen as a form of applied philosophy or as something else, perhaps best called practical philosophy; and second, how environmental philosophy is practiced in human life, especially in the lives of academics.
Categories: Nature

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

This text explores the full spectrum of concerns in contemporary eco-philosophy: environmental ethics, ecofeminism and social justice, environmental continental philosophy, and political ecology.

Author: Michael E. Zimmerman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSC:32106019709978

Category: Philosophy

Page: 495

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This text explores the full spectrum of concerns in contemporary eco-philosophy: environmental ethics, ecofeminism and social justice, environmental continental philosophy, and political ecology.
Categories: Philosophy

John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy

John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy

The book summarizes much of the current literature on environmental ethics, concentrating on the writings of major figures in the movement: Tom Regan, J. Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, and Bryan Norton.

Author: Hugh P. McDonald

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 227

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A comprehensive look at how John Dewey's ethics can inform environmental issues. Hugh P. McDonald's John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey's insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current literature on environmental ethics, concentrating on the writings of major figures in the movement: Tom Regan, J. Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, and Bryan Norton. The heart of the book consists of a detailed analysis of Dewey's ethics, his theory of intrinsic value, and his holistic approach to moral justification. Arguing against the idea that Dewey's philosophy is anthropocentric, McDonald makes a strong case that using Dewey's philosophy will result in a superior framework for environmental ethics.
Categories: Philosophy

Heidegger and the Earth

Heidegger and the Earth

In this newly revised and greatly expanded edition of Heidegger and the Earth, the contributors approach contemporary ecological issues through the medium of Heidegger's thought.

Author: Ladelle McWhorter

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802099884

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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In this newly revised and greatly expanded edition of Heidegger and the Earth, the contributors approach contemporary ecological issues through the medium of Heidegger's thought.
Categories: Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Buddhism

Environmental Philosophy and Ethics in Buddhism

This work introduces the reader to the central issues and theories in western environmental ethics, and against this background develops a Buddhist environmental philosophy and code of ethics.

Author: Padmasiri De Silva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349267729

Category: Philosophy

Page: 195

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This work introduces the reader to the central issues and theories in western environmental ethics, and against this background develops a Buddhist environmental philosophy and code of ethics. It contains a lucid exposition of Buddhist environmentalism, its ethics, economics and Buddhist perspectives for environmental education. The work is focused on a diagnosis of the contemporary environmental crisis and a Buddhist contribution to positive solutions. Replete with stories and illustrations from original Buddhist sources, it is both informative and engaging.
Categories: Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

Author: Don S. Mannison

Publisher: Ridgeview Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015031599791

Category: Ecology

Page: 385

View: 828

Categories: Ecology

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy

Daoism and Environmental Philosophy

This work will be of interest to students and scholars interested in philosophy, environmental ethics and philosophy, religious studies, and intellectual history.

Author: Eric S. Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429678226

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Daoism and Environmental Philosophy explores ethics and the philosophy of nature in the Daodejing, the Zhuangzi, and related texts to elucidate their potential significance in our contemporary environmental crisis. This book traces early Daoist depictions of practices of embodied emptying and forgetting and communicative strategies of undoing the fixations of words, things, and the bodily self. These are aspects of an ethics of embracing plainness and simplicity, nourishing the asymmetrically differentiated yet shared elemental body of life of the myriad things, and being responsively attuned in encountering and responding to things. These critical and transformative dimensions of early Daoism provide exemplary models and insights for cultivating a more expansive ecological ethos, environmental culture of nature, and political ecology. This work will be of interest to students and scholars interested in philosophy, environmental ethics and philosophy, and religious studies, and intellectual history.
Categories: Architecture

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

What impact are we having on the environment around us? How can we limit the effect of human life on the natural world?

Author: Liam Leonard

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781783501373

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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What impact are we having on the environment around us? How can we limit the effect of human life on the natural world? These questions and more are considered in Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice volume 13, which looks at environmental philosophy, humanity's place in the world, and how we can live in harmony with our planet.
Categories: Political Science

The Environment

The Environment

The resulting inquiry spans different areas of contemporary philosophy, many of which are represented by the fifteen original essays in this volume.

Author: William P. Kabasenche

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262301022

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Original essays by leading scholars consider the environment from biological and ethical perspectives. Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers' invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by the environment involves not what it can teach us about ourselves and our place in the cosmic order but rather how we can understand its workings in order to make better decisions about our own conduct regarding it. The resulting inquiry spans different areas of contemporary philosophy, many of which are represented by the fifteen original essays in this volume. The contributors first consider conceptual problems generated by rapid advances in biology and ecology, examining such topics as ecological communities, adaptation, and scientific consensus. The contributors then turn to epistemic and axiological issues, first considering philosophical aspects of environmental decision making and then assessing particular environmental policies (largely relating to climate change), including reparations, remediation, and nuclear power, from a normative perspective. Contributors Katie McShane, Robert Brandon, Rachel Bryant, Michael Trestman, Brian Steverson, Denis Walsh, Lorraine Code, Jay Odenbaugh, Joseph Cannon, Mariam Thalos, Chrisoula Andreou, Clare Palmer, Ben Hale, Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Andrew Light
Categories: Science

Rethinking Nature

Rethinking Nature

The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and ...

Author: Bruce W. Foltz

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217024

Category: Philosophy

Page: 357

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Rethinking Nature brings the voices of leading Continental philosophers into discussion about what is emerging as one of our most pressing and timely concerns—the environmental crisis facing our planet. The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and technology in forming knowledge about our world. Here, philosophy goes out into the field and comes back with rich insights and new approaches to environmental problems. This far-reaching and lively volume affords firm ground for thinking about the multiple ways that humans engage nature. Contributors are David Abram, Edward S. Casey, Daniel Cerezuelle, Ron Cooper, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman, Trish Glazebrook, James Hatley, Robert Kirkman, Irene J. Klaver, Alphonso Lingis, Kenneth Maly, Diane Michelfelder, Elaine P. Miller, Robert Mugerauer, Stephen David Ross, John Sallis, Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Bruce Wilshire, David Wood, and Michael E. Zimmerman.
Categories: Philosophy

In Defense of the Land Ethic

In Defense of the Land Ethic

In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy brings into a single volume J. Baird Callicott_s decade-long effort to articulate, defend, and extend the seminal environmental philosophy of Aldo Leopold.

Author: J. Baird Callicott

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069002

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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In Defense of the Land Ethic: Essays in Environmental Philosophy brings into a single volume J. Baird Callicott’s decade-long effort to articulate, defend, and extend the seminal environmental philosophy of Aldo Leopold. A leading voice in this new field, Callicott sounds the depths of the proverbial iceberg, the tip of which is “The Land Ethic.” “The Land Ethic,” Callicott argues, is traceable to the moral psychology of David Hume and Charles Darwin’s classical account of the origin and evolution of Hume’s moral sentiments. Leopold adds an ecological vision of organic nature to these foundations. How can an evolutionary and ecological environmental ethic bridge the gap between is and ought? How may wholes—species, ecosystems, and the biosphere itself—be the direct objects of moral concern? How may the intrinsic value of nonhuman natural entities and nature as a whole be justified? In addition to confronting and resolving these distinctly philosophical queries, Callicott engages in lively debate with proponents of animal liberation and rights—finally to achieve an integrated theory of animal welfare and environmental ethics. He critically discusses the land ethic that is alleged to have prevailed among traditional American Indian peoples and points toward a new and equally revolutionary environmental aesthetic.
Categories: Religion

Environment and Philosophy

Environment and Philosophy

These include: * the ideas of science and objectivity * the conventional placement of the human being within the environment * the individualism of convential Modern thought Written in an accessible way for those without a background in ...

Author: Emily Brady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134760305

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Environment and Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to the radical challenges that environmentalism poses to concepts that have become almost second nature in the modern world. These include: * the ideas of science and objectivity * the conventional placement of the human being within the environment * the individualism of convential Modern thought Written in an accessible way for those without a background in philosophy, this text examines ways of thinking about ourselves, nature and our relationship with nature. It offers an introduction to the phenomenological perspective on environmental issues, and also to the questions of what natural beauty is.
Categories: Science

Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought

Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought

Here, Western environmental philosophers and some of our most distinguished representatives of Asian and comparative philosophy critically consider what Asia has to offer.

Author: University Distinguished Research Professor J Baird Callicott

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069509

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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Here, Western environmental philosophers and some of our most distinguished representatives of Asian and comparative philosophy critically consider what Asia has to offer. The first section provides an ecological world view as a basis for comparison. Subsequent sections include chapters by leading contemporary scholars in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Buddhist thought that explore the Western perception of Asian traditions--the perception that Asian philosophy is a rich conceptual resource for contemporary environmental thinkers.
Categories: Philosophy