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  1. Freya Mathews, Letting the World Do the Doing.
    What is nature, and how are we to live with it rather than against it, as ecophilosophers enjoin? My own understanding of nature and of our proper relation to it is ultimately traceable to a metaphysics that could be broadly described as panpsychist, in that it attributes an internal principle, or subjectival dimension, to matter generally. I have explored such a metaphysic elsewhere, and do not propose..
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  2. Freya Mathews (forthcoming). The Ideological Implication of Atomism. Environmental Ethics.
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  3. Freya Mathews (2013). Against Kangaroo Harvesting. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 10 (2):263-265.
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  4. Freya Mathews (2012). New Rules for the Waves. Metascience 21 (3):767-769.
    New rules for the waves Content Type Journal Article Category Book Review Pages 1-3 DOI 10.1007/s11016-012-9658-1 Authors Freya Mathews, Environmental Culture and Sustainability Research Cluster, Latrobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  5. Freya Mathews (2010). A Contemporary Metaphysical Controversy. Sophia 49 (2):231-236.
    I argue that a metaphysical controversy, comparable with the ‘pantheism controversy’ of the late 18th century, is being played out today in the world-wide clash between religion and science, in which one side adheres to a strict materialism and the other admits phenomena of inspiritment as having a place in ontology. Just as the pantheism controversy was resolved, to some degree, via the concept of panentheism, so the solution to the contest between science and religion today might be pointing us (...)
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  6. Freya Mathews (2010). Planetary Collapse Disorder. Environmental Ethics 32 (4):353-367.
    The honeybee, Apis mellifera, has excited both literary and scientific interest since ancient times, and even modern entomological investigation has not entirely dispelled the mystery surrounding the corporate intelligence of the beehive. Yet this lingering mystique has not prevented the wholesale exploitation of the honeybee as pollinator of choice in present-day industrial agriculture. In the context of this industrialization of the apiary, honeybees around the world are succumbing to the condition known as “colony collapse disorder.” The consequent disappearance of honeybees (...)
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  7. Freya Mathews, In Conversation with Sun Dew : A Metaphysics of Invocation.
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  8. Freya Mathews, The Cypress and the Rose.
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  9. Freya Mathews (2008). Thinking From Within the Calyx of Nature. Environmental Values 17 (1):41 - 65.
    Is philosophy an appropriate means for inducing the 'moral point of view' with respect to nature? The moral point of view involves a feeling for the inner reality of others, a feeling which, it is argued, is induced more by processes of synergistic interaction than by the kind of rational deliberation that classically constituted philosophy. But how are we to engage synergistically with other-than-human life forms and systems? While synergy with animals presents no in-principle difficulty, synergy with larger life systems (...)
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  10. Freya Mathews (2008). Vale Val: In Memory of Val Plumwood. Environmental Values 17 (3):317-321.
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  11. Freya Mathews, An Invitation to Ontopoetics : The Poetic Structure of Being.
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  12. Freya Mathews (2007). Without Animals Life is Not Worth Living. Between the Species 13 (7):4.
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  13. Freya Mathews (2006). Beyond Modernity and Tradition: A Third Way for Development. Ethics and the Environment 11 (2):85-113.
    : How we understand the world (our metaphysical premise) determines, to a large degree, how we treat it. How we treat our world constitutes our basic modality. Our basic modality colors everything we do—our entire culture takes its cue from it. Three basic modalities are here distinguished. The first is the modality of pre-materialist or traditional, religion-based societies. This is a modality of importuning, the seeking of assistance from supernatural sources. The second is the modality of materialist or modern, secular (...)
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  14. Freya Mathews (2005). Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Culture. State University of New York Press.
    Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.
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  15. Freya Mathews (2003). For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism. State University of New York Press.
    A bold and original work in ecocosmology and metaphysics.
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  16. Freya Mathews, Journey to the Source of The Merri.
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  17. Freya Mathews, Becoming Native.
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  18. Freya Mathews, CERES: Singing Up the City.
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  19. Freya Mathews (1998). From Epistemology to Spirituality: Feminist Perspectives. Journal of Dharma 23 (4):517-539.
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  20. Freya Mathews (ed.) (1995/1996). Ecology and Democracy. Frank Cass.
    What is the optimal political framework for environmental reform reform on a scale commensurate with the global ecological crisis? In particular, how adequate are liberal forms of parliamentary democracy to the challenge posed by this crisis? These are the questions pondered by the contributors to this volume. Exploration of the possibilities of democracy gives rise to certain common themes. These are the relation between ecological morality and political structures or procedures and the question of the structure of decision-making and distribution (...)
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  21. Freya Mathews (1995). Value in Nature and Meaning in Life. In Robert Elliot (ed.), Environmental Ethics. Oup Oxford. 143.
     
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  22. Freya Mathews (1991). The Ecological Self. Barnes & Noble Books.
    This is the first book-length treatment of the metaphysical foundations of ecological ethics. The author seeks to provide a metaphysical illumination of the fundamental ecological intuitions that we are in some sense `one with' nature and that everything is connected with everything else. Drawing on contemporary cosmology, systems theory and the history of philosophy, Freya Mathews elaborates a new metaphysics of `interconnectedness'. She offers an inspiring vision of the spiritual implications of ecology, which leads to a deepening of our conception (...)
     
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  23. Freya Mathews (1989). Some Reflections on Spinoza's Theory of Substance. Philosophia 19 (1):3-21.
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  24. Freya Mathews (1988). Conservation and Self-Realization: A Deep Ecology Perspective. Environmental Ethics 10 (4):347-355.
    Nature in its wider cosmic sense is not at risk from human exploitation and predation. To see life on Earth as but a local manifestation of this wider, indestructable and inexhaustible nature is to shield ourselves from despair over the fate of our Earth. But to take this wide view also appears to make interventionist political action on behalf of nature-which is to say, conservation-superfluous. If we identify with nature in its widest sense, as deep ecology prescribes, then the “self-defence” (...)
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