David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
David Macauley (ed.)
Guilford Press (1996)
Philosophers, Henri Bergson once observed, "seem to philosophize as if they were sealed in the privacy of their study and did not live on a planet surrounded by the vast organic world of animals, plants, insects, and protozoa." Providing a solid overview of ecological philosophy and original insights into this developing field, Minding Nature focuses on some of the most influential thinkers who, in fact, have emphasized our natural relations to the earth, our social creations, and each other. Combining philosophy, ecology, and political theory, chapters thoroughly examine, critique, and build upon the ideas of such luminaries as Thomas Hobbes, Martin Heidegger, Ernst Bloch, Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Barry Commoner, Rachel Carson, and Jurgen Habermas, among others. Each thinker considered has contributed significantly to both contemporary discussion and historical understanding of political, epistemological, or social aspects related to nature and, with several exceptions, stimulated constructive dialogue within progressive, democratic, and radical left circles. By challenging the notion that conservation is inherently politically conservative or that our oikos (home) must be rendered uniformly economic where ecology is concerned, they enable us to rethink the possibility of creating a more democratic and ecological society.
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$24.89 used (71% off) $79.46 new (7% off) $85.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||JA75.8.M55 1996|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
Yaakov Garb, Change and Continuity in Environmental World-View: The Politics of Nature in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Frank M. Coleman (2010). Classical Liberalism and American Landscape Representation: The Imperial Self in Nature. Ethics, Place and Environment 13 (1):75 – 96.
Similar books and articles
Douglas Torgerson (1999). The Promise of Green Politics: Environmentalism and the Public Sphere. Duke University Press.
Paul Robbins (2004). Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction. Blackwell Pub..
Andrew McLaughlin (1993). Regarding Nature: Industrialism and Deep Ecology. State University of New York Press.
Roderick P. Neumann (2005). Making Political Ecology. Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press.
John Clark (1998). Minding Nature: The Philosophers of Ecology. Environmental Ethics 20 (2):199-202.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #183,890 of 1,696,586 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #345,974 of 1,696,586 )
How can I increase my downloads?