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  1. Dieter Steiner & Markus Nauser (eds.) (1993). Human Ecology: Fragments of Anti-Fragmentary Views of the World. Routledge.score: 348.0
    The book creates a framework for a cohesive discourse, for a "new human ecology".
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  2. A. Pablo Iannone (1999). Philosophical Ecologies: Essays in Philosophy, Ecology, and Human Life. Humanity Books.score: 327.0
  3. Jia-cai Zhang & Hui Yan (2008). A New Environmental Philosophy and The Re-Establishing of Human Ecology. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:169-174.score: 312.0
    Environment is essentially in the category of culture and environmental research should be based on human value and culture. The study of the relationship between humans and their natural environment should also refer to human relations. Since the operational logic of social capital is the root of ecological crisis, the ultimate solution to this problem lies in human’s correct thinking, institutional, political and behavioral patterns in dealing with nature. Re-establishing human ecology therefore provides a cultural (...)
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  4. A. Terry Rambo (1983). Conceptual Approaches to Human Ecology. East-West Environment and Policy Institute.score: 306.0
     
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  5. Frederic L. Bender (2003). The Culture of Extinction: Toward a Philosophy of Deep Ecology. Humanity Books.score: 288.0
     
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  6. Sandra Moog, Rob Stone & Ted Benton (eds.) (2009). Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs: Essays in Honour of Ted Benton. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 282.0
    Bringing together some of the most eminent thinkers in the field, this book celebrates the seminal contribution of Ted Benton to such pressing themes as: realism, naturalism and the philosophy of the social sciences, the continuing relevance of Marxism, philosophical anthropology and human needs, and ecology, society and natural limits.
     
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  7. Kevin deLaplante, Bryson Brown & Kent A. Peacock (eds.) (2011). Philosophy of Ecology. North-Holland.score: 273.0
    The most pressing problems facing humanity today - over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market - are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application (...)
     
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  8. Niklas Luhmann (1989). Ecological Communication. Polity Press.score: 264.0
    Niklas Luhmann is widely recognized as one of the most original thinkers in the social sciences today. This major new work further develops the theories of the author by offering a challenging analysis of the relationship between society and the environment. Luhmann extends the concept of "ecology" to refer to any analysis that looks at connections between social systems and the surrounding environment. He traces the development of the notion of "environment" from the medieval idea--which encompasses both human (...)
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  9. Alan R. Drengson (1983). Shifting Paradigms: From Technocrat to Planetary Person. Lightstar Press.score: 261.0
    This essay examines and compares two paradigms of technology, nature, and social life, and their associated environmental impacts. I explore moving from technocratic paradigms to the emerging ecological paradigms of planetary person ecosophies. The dominant technocratic philosophy's guiding policy and technological power is mechanistic. It conceptualizes nature as a resource to be controlled for human ends. Its global practices are drastically altering the integrity of the planet's ecosystems. In contrast, the organic, planetary person approaches respect the intrinsic values (...)
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  10. R. F. Ellen & Katsuyoshi Fukui (eds.) (1996). Redefining Nature: Ecology, Culture, and Domestication. Berg.score: 243.0
    - How can anthropology improve our understanding of the interrelationship between nature and culture? - What can anthropology contribute to practical debates which depend on particular definitions of nature, such as that concerning sustainable development? Humankind has evolved over several million years by living in and utilizing 'nature' and by assimilating it into 'culture'. Indeed, the technological and cultural advancement of the species has been widely acknowledged to rest upon human domination and control of nature. Yet, by the 1960s, (...)
     
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  11. Arne Næss (1989). Ecology, Community, and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 243.0
    Ecology, Community and Lifestyle is a revised and expanded translation of Naess' book Okologi, Samfunn og Livsstil, which sets out the author's thinking on the relevance of philosophy to the problems of environmental degradation and the rethinking of the relationship between mankind and nature. The text has been thoroughly updated by Naess and revised and translated by David Rothenberg.
     
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  12. Athikho Kaisii & Heni Francis Ariina (eds.) (2012). Tribal Philosophy and Culture: Mao Naga of North-East. Mittal Publications.score: 237.0
    Section 1. Philosophy and tradition -- section 2. Culture, media and politics -- section 3. Culture, ecology and natural resources -- section 4. Women and culture.
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  13. Peter Dickens (1996). Reconstructing Nature: Alienation, Emancipation, and the Division of Labour. Routledge.score: 231.0
    One of the main features of the contemporary environmental crisis is that no one has a clear picture of what is taking place. Environmental problems are real enough but they bring home the inadequacy of our knowledge. How does the natural world relate to the social world? Why do we continue to have such a poor understanding? How can ecological knowledge be made to relate to our understanding of human society? Reconstructing Nature argues that the division of labor is (...)
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  14. Charles Birch (1981). The Liberation of Life: From the Cell to the Community. Cambridge University Press.score: 231.0
    This book is about the liberation of the concept of life from the bondage fashioned by the interpreters of life ever since biology began, and about the liberation of the life of humans and non-humans alike from the bondage of social structures and behaviour, which now threatens the fullness of life's possibilities if not survival itself. It falls into a tradition of writings about human problems from a perspective informed by biology. It rejects the mechanistic model of life dominant (...)
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  15. Sean Esbjörn-Hargens (2009). Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World. Integral Books.score: 216.0
    In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive theoretical framework-one that can ...
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  16. Ted Toadvine (2009). Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Nature. Northwestern University Press.score: 216.0
    Nature as gestalt and melody -- Radical reflection and the resistance of things -- Animality -- The space of intentionality and the orientation of being -- The human-nature chiasm.
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  17. David Abram & Melissa Geib (eds.) (2006). Phenomenology and Ecology: The Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center: Lectures. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University.score: 216.0
    Between the body and the breathing earth : on the phenomenology of depth perception -- To praise again : phenomenology and the project of ecopsychology -- Postphenomenology and the lifeworld : interconnections, relationships, and environmental wholes : a phenomenological ecology of natural and built worlds.
     
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  18. James S. Trefil (2004). Human Nature: A Blueprint for Managing the Earth--By People, for People. Times Books/Henry Holt.score: 216.0
    A radical approach to the environment which argues that by harnessing the power of science for human benefit, we can have a healthier planet As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and an outspoken advocate for scientific literacy, James Trefil has long been the public's guide to a better understanding of the world. In this provocative book, Trefil looks squarely at our environmental future and finds-contrary to popular wisdom-reason to celebrate. For too long, Trefil argues, humans have treated nature as something (...)
     
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  19. Jane Bennett (2010). Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Duke University Press.score: 210.0
    The force of things -- The agency of assemblages -- Edible matter -- A life of metal -- Neither vitalism nor mechanism -- Stem cells and the culture of life -- Political ecologies -- Vitality and self-interest.
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  20. Sean Sayers & Peter Osborne (eds.) (1984/1990). Socialism, Feminism, and Philosophy: A Radical Philosophy Reader. Routledge.score: 210.0
    Since 1972, the journal Radical Philosophy has provided a forum for the discussion of radical and critical ideas in philosophy. This anthology reprints some of the best articles to have appeared in the journal during the past five years. It covers topics in social and moral philosophy which are central to current controversies on the left, focusing on theoretical issues raised by socialist, feminist, and environmental movements. The articles engage with contemporary issues in critical terms, and represent (...)
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  21. Jonathan Boyarin (2008). Jewishness and the Human Dimension. Fordham University Press.score: 210.0
    A Jewish introduction to the human sciences -- Responsive thinking: cultural studies and Jewish historiography -- Seasons and lifetimes -- Toward an anthropology of the twentieth century -- Tropes of home -- A moment of danger, a taste of death -- Extinction and difference.
     
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  22. Vassos Argyrou (2005). The Logic of Environmentalism: Anthropology, Ecology, and Postcoloniality. Berghahn Books.score: 207.0
    This bold argument is at the center of this book that challenges the widespread assumption that environmentalism reflects a radical departure from modernity.
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  23. Val Plumwood (2002). Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason. Routledge.score: 207.0
    This is a much-needed and clearly argued account of what has gone wrong in our thinking about the environment. Written by one of our leading environmental thinkers, it is a compelling exploration of the contemporary ecological crisis, its origins, and the cultural illusions that lie behind it. Val Plumwood argues that historically-traceable distortions of reason and culture have resulted in dangerous forms of ecological denial. They have had a widespread effect in areas as diverse as economics, politics, science, ethics, and (...)
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  24. Murray Bookchin (1994). Which Way for the Ecology Movement? Ak Press.score: 207.0
    This collection of essays by one of the world's most respected ecologists calls for a critical social standpoint that transcends both 'biocentrism' and ...
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  25. William Ashworth (1999). The Left Hand of Eden: Meditations on Nature and Human Nature. Oregon State University Press.score: 207.0
     
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  26. Warwick Fox (1990). Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations for Environmentalism. Distributed in the U.S. By Random House.score: 207.0
  27. Pratima P. Joshi (2010). Human Being, Nature, and Guru. Readworthy Publications.score: 207.0
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  28. Antonio López (2012). The Media Ecosystem: What Ecology Can Teach Us About Responsible Media Practice. Evolver Editions.score: 207.0
    Manifesto: reoccupying the collective imagination -- Green cultural citizenship -- Negotiating green cultural citizenship -- Media as ideological ecosystems -- Evolving media ecosystems -- Gardening media ecosystems -- Towards mediating an earth democracy.
     
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  29. D. S. Mannison, M. A. McRobbie & Richard Sylvan (eds.) (1980). Environmental Philosophy. Dept. Of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.score: 207.0
     
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  30. Carolyn Merchant (ed.) (2008). Ecology. Humanity Books.score: 207.0
     
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  31. John Patterson (2000). People of the Land: A Pacific Philosophy. Dunmore Press.score: 207.0
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  32. Holmes Rolston (1989). Philosophy Gone Wild: Environmental Ethics. Prometheus Books.score: 207.0
     
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  33. Holmes Rolston (1986). Philosophy Gone Wild: Essays in Environmental Ethics. Prometheus Books.score: 207.0
     
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  34. Henryk Skolimowski (1992). Living Philosophy: Eco-Philosophy as a Tree of Life. Arkana.score: 207.0
  35. David Cayley (1991). The Age of Ecology: The Environment on Cbc Radio's Ideas. J. Lorimer.score: 201.0
    Based on interviews conducted for CBC Radio's Ideas, this book draws together an international selection of environmental experts, scientists, philosophers, and ...
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  36. Peter H. Marshall (1998). Riding the Wind: A New Philosophy for a New Era. Cassell.score: 201.0
     
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  37. H. Odera Oruka (ed.) (1991). World Conference of Philosophy: 21st-25th July, 1991, Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya: Theme: Philosophy, Man, and the Environment: (Advance Volume of Papers and Abstracts). [REVIEW] S.N..score: 201.0
     
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  38. Henryk Skolimowski (1981). Eco-Philosophy: Designing New Tactics for Living. M. Boyars.score: 201.0
  39. Carolyn Merchant (2003). Reinventing Eden: The Fate of Nature in Western Culture. Routledge.score: 198.0
    Visionary quests to return to the Garden of Eden have shaped Western culture from Columbus' voyages to today's tropical island retreats. Few narratives are so powerful - and, as Carolyn Merchant shows, so misguided and destructive - as the dream of recapturing a lost paradise. A sweeping account of these quixotic endeavors by one of America's leading environmentalists, Reinventing Eden traces the idea of rebuilding the primeval garden from its origins to its latest incarnations in shopping malls, theme parks and (...)
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  40. Feng Lu (2011). Ren, Huan Jing Yu Zi Ran: Huan Jing Zhe Xue Dao Lun = Human, Environment and Nature ; an Introduction to Environmental Philosophy. Guangdong Ren Min Chu Ban She.score: 192.0
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  41. Kevin deLaplante, Philosophy of Ecology: An Overview.score: 191.0
    The philosophy of ecology addresses foundational conceptual and methodological issues in ecological science. Specifying these issues is complicated by the fact that there is disagreement among ecologists over how to identify the proper domain of ecology. Many ecologists prefer a more restrictive definition that focuses on properties of nonhuman organisms in natural environments. Others defend a more expansive definition that includes the study of human-environment relations, a view that challenges the traditional conception of ecology as (...)
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  42. Tim Ingold (2000). The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling & Skill. Routledge.score: 189.0
    In this work Tim Ingold provides a persuasive new approach to the theory behind our perception of the world around us. The core of the argument is that where we refer to cultural variation we should be instead be talking about variation in skill. Neither genetically innate or culturally acquired, skills are incorporated into the human organism through practice and training in an environment.They are as much biological as cultural.
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  43. Harold Glasser (2011). Naess's Deep Ecology: Implications for the Human Prospect and Challenges for the Future. Inquiry 54 (1):52-77.score: 189.0
    What sets Naess's deep ecology apart from most inquiries into environmental philosophy is that it does not seek a radical shift in fundamental values. Naess offered a utopian, life-affirming grand narrative, a new Weltanschauung that shifted the focus of inquiry to coupling values, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to behavior. The core of Naess's approach is that sustainability hinges on developing more thoroughly reasoned and consistent views, policies, and actions, which are tied back to wide-identifying ultimate norms and a (...)
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  44. Ben A. Minteer (ed.) (2009). Nature in Common?: Environmental Ethics and the Contested Foundations of Environmental Policy. Temple University Press.score: 189.0
    This important book brings together leading environmental thinkers to debate a central conflict within environmental philosophy: Should we appreciate nature ...
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  45. Mark J. Smith (1998). Ecologism: Towards Ecological Citizenship. University of Minnesota Press.score: 189.0
     
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  46. Ivan Timofeevich Frolov (ed.) (1989). Ecological Knowledge in Perspective: Social-Philosophical Problems. Nauka Publishers.score: 189.0
     
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  47. Edward Goldsmith (1992/1993). The Way: An Ecological World-View. Distributed in the U.S. By Random House.score: 189.0
    Revised to include a glossary, index, bibliographic notes, and several updated chapters, this is a major work by one of our boldest and most promising thinkers.
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  48. Félix Guattari (2000/2005). The Three Ecologies. Continuum.score: 189.0
  49. Allerd Stikker (1992). The Transformation Factor: Towards an Ecological Consciousness. Element.score: 189.0
     
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  50. Louke van Wensveen (2000). Dirty Virtues: The Emergence of Ecological Virtue Ethics. Humanity Books.score: 189.0
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