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  1. Jay Odenbaugh (2010). Philosophy of the Environmental Sciences. In P. D. Magnus & Jacob Busch (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Science. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 495.0
    In this essay, I consider three philosophical issues that arise in the environmental sciences. First, these sciences depend on mathematical models and simulations which are highly idealized and are coupled with very uncertain data. Why should we trust these models and simulations? Second, in standard hypothesis testing, the burden of proof is in favor of the null hypothesis which claims some causal factor has no effect. The alternative hypothesis is accepted only when the likelihood of the null (...)
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  2. Christopher Belshaw (2001). Environmental Philosophy: Reason, Nature, and Human Concern. Acumen.score: 396.0
    As anxiety about environmental change and its effects grows, we need to understand both the scientific processes and the ethical and aesthetic judgments involved in deciding which changes we should welcome and promote and which we should try to avoid. In Environmental Philosophy Christopher Belshaw examines the current debates on the environment, focusing on questions of value while also taking into account relevant issues in epistemology and metaphysics. Beginning with an overview of current concerns, Belshaw locates our (...)
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  3. Sahotra Sarkar (2005). Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.score: 396.0
    This book explores the epistemological and ethical issues at the foundations of environmental philosophy, emphasizing the conservation of biodiversity. Sahota Sarkar criticizes previous 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 (...)
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  4. J. Baird Callicott & Clare Palmer (eds.) (2005). Environmental Philosophy: Critical Concepts in the Environment. Routledge.score: 396.0
    This collection gathers classic, influential, and important papers in environmental philosophy ranging from the late 1960s and early 1970s to the present. The volumes explore environmental ethics, epistemological, metaphysical, and comparative worldview questions raised by environmental concerns. The set also represents a genuinely global and international focus, and includes a full index and new introductions by the editors.
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  5. Robert Frodeman & Victor R. Baker (eds.) (2000). Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community. Prentice Hall.score: 384.0
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  6. Dale Jamieson (ed.) (2001). A Companion to Environmental Philosophy. Blackwell.score: 369.0
    This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field.
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  7. Lori Gruen & Dale Jamieson (eds.) (1994). Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 369.0
    The first anthology to highlight the problems of environmental justice and sustainable development, Reflecting on Nature provides a multicultural perspective on questions of environmental concern, featuring contributions from feminist and minority scholars and scholars from developing countries. Selections examine immediate global needs, addressing some of the most crucial problems we now face: biodiversity loss, the meaning and significance of wilderness, population and overconsumption, and the human use of other animals. Spanning centuries of philosophical, naturalist, and environmental reflection, (...)
     
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  8. John O'Neill, R. Kerry Turner & Ian Bateman (eds.) (2002). Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. [Edward Elgar Pub.].score: 360.0
  9. Derek Wall (1994). Green History: A Reader in Environmental Literature, Philosophy, and Politics. Routledge.score: 294.0
    Charting the origins of the modern ecology movement over more than two thousand years, this volume gives a voice to those hidden from history, revealing "green" themes within artistic and scientific thought. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information . Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk.
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  10. William J. McKinney (1996). Prediction and Rolston's Environmental Ethics: Lessons From the Philosophy of Science. Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (4):429-440.score: 275.0
    Rolston (1988) argues that in order to act ethically in the environment, moral agents must assume that their actions are potentially harmful, and then strive to prove otherwise before implementing that action. In order to determine whether or not an action in the environment is harmful requires the tools of applied epistemology in order to act in accord with Rolston’s ethical prescription. This link between ethics and epistemology demands a closer look at the relationship between confirmation theory, particularly notions of (...)
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  11. Kevin de Laplante (2004). Environmental Alchemy: How to Turn Ecological Science Into Ecological Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 26 (4):361-380.score: 265.0
    Ecological science has been viewed by some philosophers as a foundational resource for the development of metaphysical, epistemological and normative views concerning humanity’s relationship with the natural environment, or what might be called an “ecological philosophy.” Analysis of three attempts to infer philosophical conclusions from ecological science shows that (1) there are serious obstacles facing any attempt to derive unique philosophical consequences from ecological science and (2) the project of developing an ecological philosophy relevant to human-environment relations is (...)
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  12. Andrew Light & Eric Katz (eds.) (1996). Environmental Pragmatism. Routledge.score: 261.0
    Environmental pragmatism is a new strategy in environmental thought: it argues that theoretical debates are hindering the ability of the environmental movement to forge agreement on basic policy imperatives. This new direction in environmental philosophy moves beyond theory, advocating a serious inquiry into the practical merits of moral pluralism. Environmental pragmatism, as a coherent philosophical position, connects the methodology of classical American pragmatist thought to the explanation, solution and discussion of real issues.
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  13. Paul Thompson & Kyle Whyte (2012). What Happens to Environmental Philosophy in a Wicked World? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (4):485-498.score: 261.0
    Abstract What is the significance of the wicked problems framework for environmental philosophy? In response to wicked problems, environmental scientists are starting to welcome the participation of social scientists, humanists, and the creative arts. We argue that the need for interdisciplinary approaches to wicked problems opens up a number of tasks that environmental philosophers have every right to undertake. The first task is for philosophers to explore new and promising ways of initiating philosophical research through conducting (...)
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  14. Ricardo Rozzi (2010). Field Environmental Philosophy. Dialogue and Universalism 20 (11-12):85-109.score: 261.0
    During our current free market era, a prevailing utilitarian ethics centered on monetary cost benefit analyses continues overriding incessantly a plethora of diverse forms of ecological knowledge and ethics present in the communities of South America, and other regions of the world. For the first time in human history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and speaks only one of eleven dominant languages, loosing contact with the vast biodiversity and the 7,000 languages that are still spoken (...)
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  15. R. H. Wills (1982). Environmental Systems: Philosophy, Analysis, and Control. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (2):235-236.score: 246.0
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  16. Vernon Pratt (2000). Environment and Philosophy. Routledge.score: 234.0
    Environment and Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to the radical challenges that environmentalism pose to concepts that have become almost second nature in the modern world. 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.
     
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  17. Jeffrey E. Foss (2008). Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature. Wiley.score: 225.0
    Beyond Environmentalism is the first book of its kind to present a timely and relevant analysis of environmentalism.
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  18. Maurice Ash (1992). The Fabric of the World: Towards a Philosophy of Environment. Green Books.score: 225.0
  19. Ned Hettinger (2001). The Natural and the Artefactual: The Implications of Deep Science and Deep Technology for Environmental Philosophy. Environmental Ethics 23 (4):437-440.score: 222.0
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  20. David Cooper, Jon Elster, Sour Grapes, U. P. Cambridge, I. J. Good & Good Thinking (1984). Aron, Raymond: Clausewitz: Philosopher of War. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983, Pp. Xxvi, 286, $37.50. Asquith, PD and Nickles, T.(Eds.): PSA 1982, Vol. 2. East Lansing, Philosophy of Science Association, 1983, Pp. Xxiv, 730, US $25. Attfield, Robin: The Ethics of Environmental Concern. Oxford, BlackweU, 1983. [REVIEW] Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62 (3).score: 222.0
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  21. Maeve Boland (2001). Robert Frodeman (Ed), Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 14 (1):88-93.score: 219.0
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  22. Trish Glazebrook (2001). Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community. Environmental Ethics 23 (2):215-218.score: 219.0
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  23. Larry A. Hickman & Elizabeth F. Porter (eds.) (1993). Technology and Ecology: The Proceedings of the Vii International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. The Society.score: 219.0
  24. Jay Odenbaugh (2014). Environmental Philosophy 2.0: Ethics and Conservation Biology for the 21st Century. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45:92-96.score: 216.0
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  25. Sahotra Sarkar (2014). Environmental Philosophy: From Theory to Practice. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45:89-91.score: 216.0
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  26. Sahotra Sarkar (2014). Environmental Philosophy: Response to Critics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45:105-109.score: 216.0
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  27. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (2003). Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought: Skeptical Environmentalism: The Limits of Philosophy and Science. Social Theory and Practice 29 (3).score: 215.0
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  28. Linda L. Wallace (2000). Science and Philosophy in Introductory Environmental Studies: A Welcome Addition to Our Teaching Tools. BioScience 50 (10):922.score: 215.0
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  29. Robert Frodeman (2004). Environmental Philosophy and the Shaping of Public Policy. Environmental Philosophy 1 (1):6-12.score: 211.0
    The standard approach to environmental issues today is to turn to science, economics, or democratic populism as a means to resolve our environmental debates. Environmental philosophers, on the other hand, focus on the theoretical underpinnings of environmental issues, with possibly a brief reference to a specific case or example. A policy turn in environmental philosophy involves a third way, where philosophers begin from society’s own growing sense of the inadequacy of our conventional ways of (...)
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  30. Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) (2003). Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.score: 200.0
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and social institutions, on (...)
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  31. C. Mantzavinos (ed.) (2009). Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge University Press.score: 200.0
    This volume is a unique contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences, presenting the results of cutting-edge philosophers' research alongside critical discussions by practicing social scientists. The book is motivated by the view that the philosophy of the social sciences cannot ignore the specific scientific practices according to which social scientific work is being conducted, and that it will be valuable only if it evolves in constant interaction with theoretical developments in the social sciences. (...)
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  32. Mark J. Smith (ed.) (2005). Philosophy & Methodology of the Social Sciences. Sage.score: 200.0
    This is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses the needs (...)
     
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  33. Yam San Chee (2014). Interrogating the Learning Sciences as a Design Science: Leveraging Insights From Chinese Philosophy and Chinese Medicine. Studies in Philosophy and Education 33 (1):89-103.score: 198.0
    Design research has been positioned as an important methodological contribution of the learning sciences. Despite the publication of a handbook on the subject, the practice of design research in education remains an eclectic collection of specific approaches implemented by different researchers and research groups. In this paper, I examine the learning sciences as a design science to identify its fundamental goals, methods, affiliations, and assumptions. I argue that inherent tensions arise when attempting to practice design research as an (...)
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  34. Raymond Anthony (2012). Building a Sustainable Future for Animal Agriculture: An Environmental Virtue Ethic of Care Approach Within the Philosophy of Technology. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (2):123-144.score: 198.0
    Agricultural technologies are non-neutral and ethical challenges are posed by these technologies themselves. The technologies we use or endorse are embedded with values and norms and reflect the shape of our moral character. They can literally make us better or worse consumers and/or people. Looking back, when the world’s developed nations welcomed and steadily embraced industrialization as the dominant paradigm for agriculture a half century or so ago, they inadvertently championed a philosophy of technology that promotes an insular human-centricism, (...)
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  35. Dalia Nassar (2014). Romantic Empiricism After the ‘End of Nature’: Contributions to Environmental Philosophy. In , The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 198.0
    Since Bill McKibben’s 1989 book, The End of Nature, it has become commonplace to pronounce the ‘end’ of that which, for many decades, we called nature. Although in many instances the reiterations of the end of nature do not agree with McKibben’s reasoning, they concur that nature is not a plausible or desirable concept for environmental thought or activism. Alongside this growing trend in environmental philosophy, a number of studies have recently appeared which reconsider the environmental (...)
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  36. Lorenz Krüger, Thomas Sturm, Wolfgang Carl & Lorraine Daston (eds.) (2005). Why Does History Matter to Philosophy and the Sciences? Walter DeGruyter.score: 192.0
    What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science? This selection of essays by Lorenz Krüger (1932-1994) presents exemplary studies on the philosophy of John Locke and Immanuel Kant, on the history of physics and on the scope and limitations of scientific explanation, and a realistic understanding of science and truth. In his treatment of leading currents in 20th century philosophy, Krüger presents new and (...)
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  37. Charles Taylor (1985). Philosophy and the Human Sciences. Cambridge University Press.score: 192.0
    Charles Taylor has been one of the most original and influential figures in contemporary philosophy: his 'philosophical anthropology' spans an unusually wide range of theoretical interests and draws creatively on both Anglo-American and Continental traditions in philosophy. A selection of his published papers is presented here in two volumes, structured to indicate the direction and essential unity of the work. He starts from a polemical concern with behaviourism and other reductionist theories (particularly in psychology and the philosophy (...)
     
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  38. Vyacheslav Kudashov (2008). Environmental Ethics in Modern Philosophy. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:53-61.score: 190.0
    A brief history of environmental consciousness in the western world places our views in perspective and provides a context for understanding the maze of related and unrelated thoughts, philosophies, and practices that we call “environmentalism”. Environmental ethics is a collection of independent ethicalgeneralizations, not a tight, rationally ordered set of rules. Environmental ethics is a collection of interrelated independent tendencies - a process field that is brought together for a long time. Ethics really results from people’s perceptions, (...)
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  39. Steven Vogel (2002). Environmental Philosophy After the End of Nature. Environmental Ethics 24 (1):23-39.score: 190.0
    I call for “postnaturalism” in environmental philosophy—for an environmental philosophy that no longer employs the concept nature. First, the term is too ambiguous and philosophically dangerous and, second, McKibben and others who argue that nature has already ended are probably right—except that perhaps nature has always already ended. Poststructuralism, environmental history, and recent science studies all point in the same direction: the world we inhabit is always already one transformed by human practices. Environmental questions (...)
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  40. Bruce V. Foltz (2006). The Resurrection of Nature: Environmental Metaphysics in Sergei Bulgakov's Philosophy of Economy. Philosophy and Theology 18 (1):121-142.score: 190.0
    Although equal in power to other facets of the rich cultural ferment of modern Russia that have profoundly influenced Western civilization—such as painting, literature, drama, and politics—the authentic legacy of twentieth-century Russian philosophy has until recently been eclipsed by Soviet ideological dominance. Of the important philosophers drawing upon the characteristically Russian synthesis of Ancient Neoplatonism, German Idealism, and Byzantine spirituality, Sergei Bulgakov is outstanding, and his work has important implications for our contemporary thinking about the relationship between humanity and (...)
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  41. Alicia Irene Bugallo & María Teresa La Valle (2012). Some Initial Approaches to Environmental Philosophy in Argentina. Environmental Ethics 34 (4):411-421.score: 190.0
    Specific legislation in Argentina followed in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit, with increased citizen awareness and growing academic concern from various philosophical perspectives. The current lines of research of the main work groups include (a) interdisciplinary work on environ­mental ethics and global environmental justice focused on natural resources and ecosystems, (b) the ecologically appropriate roots of the cultural heritage of Western civilization, and (c) gestalt ontology, deep ecology, and ecosophy. The emergence of ecophilosophy has required environmental (...)
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  42. Erik Fisher (2005). Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences. Environmental Ethics 27 (1):97-100.score: 189.0
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  43. M. W. Lefor & Roland C. Clement (eds.) (1996). Determinism and Uniformitarianism in Science Vs. Aton Forest: Transcript of the First Aton Forest Forum, October 28, 1995. Aton Forest, Inc..score: 189.0
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  44. Mark Colyvan, Environmental Philosophy: Beyond Environmental Ethics.score: 183.0
    Environmental ethics concerns itself with ethical issues arising from the relationship between humans and the natural environment. Of particular interest are ethical considerations in relation to human efforts to conserve the natural environment. Some of the key environmental ethics issues are whether environmental value is intrinsic or instrumental, whether biodiversity is valuable in itself or whether it is an indicator of some other value(s), and what the appropriate time scale is for conservation planning. But there is much (...)
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  45. Dayuan Xue & Clem Tisdell (2002). Global Trade in GM Food and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Consequences for China. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 15 (4):337-356.score: 183.0
    The UN Cartagena Protocol onBiosafety adopted in Montreal, 29 January, 2000and opened for signature in Nairobi, 15–26 May,2000 will exert a profound effect oninternational trade in genetically modifiedorganisms (GMOs) and their products. In thispaper, the potential effects of variousarticles of the Protocol on international tradein GMOs are analyzed. Based on the presentstatus of imports of GMOs and domestic researchand development of biotechnology in China,likely trends in imports of foreign GM food andrelated products after China accedes to WTO isexplored. Also, China's (...)
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  46. Jozet Keulartz (1999). The Struggle for Nature: A Critique of Environmental Philosophy. Routledge.score: 183.0
    The Struggle for Nature outlines and examines the main aspects of current environmental philosophy including deep ecology, social and political ecology, eco-feminism and eco-anarchism. It criticises the dependency on science of these philosophies and the social problems engendered by them. The author argues for a post-naturalistic turn in environmental philosophy. The Struggle for Nature presents the most up-to-date arguments in environmental philosophy, which will be valuable reading for students of applied philosophy, environmental (...)
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  47. Stephen P. Turner & Paul Andrew Roth (eds.) (2003). The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Blackwell Pub..score: 182.0
    Presents a collection of essays that cover a variety of issues in the social sciences.
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  48. Robert A. Isaak (1999). Green Logic: Ecopreneurship, Theory, and Ethics. Kumarian Press.score: 180.0
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  49. Gunnar Skirbekk (1992). Eco-Philosophical Manuscripts. Ariadne.score: 180.0
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  50. Zhengping Wang (2004). Huan Jing Zhe Xue: Huan Jing Lun Li de Kua Xue Ke Yan Jiu. Shanghai Ren Min Chu Ban She.score: 180.0
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