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  1.  7
    From Biomimicry to Biosophia.Don Beith - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):259-278.
    Biomimicry promises great progress in ecological design. Advocates, hinging on the work of Janine Benyus, argue that biomimicry enhances sustainable technologies. This essay suggests conceptual and ethical improvements to biomimicry: first by considering Michael Fisch’s concept of bioinspiration through studying Neri Oxman’s Silkworm Pavilion and second, through the articulation of a new concept of biosophia, drawing on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s late Institution and Nature lectures. His investigation of seemingly impossible proto-mimicry prior to perception discloses a deeper comportment toward biomimicry, revealing its (...)
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  2. Unacceptable Agency.Jeremy Bendik-Keymer - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):319-344.
    The Earth System Governance Project is the largest scholarly body in the world devoted to articulating governance of the Earth’s systems. It recently published a “Harvesting Initiative” looking back on the first iteration of its Scientific Plan. This paper contributes to the decolonial and constructive critique of the theory of agency in that Initiative and argues that it displays “fragmentary coloniality” especially around problematic authority relations in governance. By turning to work on “worlding,” the paper argues for radicalizing questions of (...)
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    Eating the Good: Plumwood’s Trophic Extensionism.Christopher Cohoon - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):173-197.
    Plumwood’s late work articulates two intertwined “historic tasks”: re-situating “non-human life in ethical terms” and “human life in ecological terms.” Her well-known thesis of “weak panpsychism,” an explicit rival to moral extensionism, represents her primary approach to the first task. Her approach to the second task, however, is less conspicuous. My aim is to identify and develop this approach, which, I suggest, mobilizes the fraught idea of human edibility into a certain mimetic and critical mode of extensionism that I call (...)
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    Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia. [REVIEW]Jeffrey D. Gower - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):350-356.
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    Three Criteria for Environmental Authenticity.Kimberly M. Dill - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):279-318.
    Broadly, I endorse the view that biodiverse species and spaces warrant conservation in virtue of their power to induce epistemic, relational, and positive, psycho-physiological transformation. However, if we are able to construct cross-modally replete simulations of biodiverse environments, then what reason would we have to conserve genuine, biodiverse ecosystems? In order to address this “Simulation Problem,” I argue that the authenticity of biodiverse environments matters, both in itself and insofar as authenticity plays an important psychological, cultural, personal, and epistemic role (...)
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    In Praise of Risk. [REVIEW]Rika Dunlap - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):357-359.
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    The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds. [REVIEW]Joshua Jones - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):364-367.
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  8. The Kingdom and the Garden. [REVIEW]Jessica Ludescher Imanaka - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):345-349.
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  9. Philosophy in the American West: A Geography of Thought. [REVIEW]Annie Ring - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):360-363.
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    Symbioculture: A Kinship-Based Conception of Sustainable Food Systems.Andrew F. Smith - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):199-225.
    Symbioculture involves nurturing the lives of those in one’s ecology, including the beings one eats. More specifically, it is a kinship-based conception of food and food systems rooted in Indigenous considerations of sustainability. Relations among food sources; cultivators, distributors, and eaters; and the land they share are sustainable when they function as extended kinship arrangements. Symbioculture hereby offers salient means to resist the ecocidal, agroindustrial food system that currently dominates transnationally in a manner that responds to the urgent need—both in (...)
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    Notes on Miki Kiyoshi’s Anthropological Humanism and Environmental Ethics.Dennis Stromback - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):227-257.
    This article argues for the importance of using Miki Kiyoshi’s anthropological humanism as a theoretical resource for confronting the unfolding ecological crisis. What makes Miki’s anthropological humanism valuable towards this end, in particular, is in the way he blends multiple theoretical discourses—particularly Nishida and Marx—which speak to the concerns espoused by Deep Ecology and Marxist approaches to environmental philosophy. Unlike other Kyoto School thinkers deployed in the service of building an environmental ethics in recent years, Miki’s philosophical work offers social-economic (...)
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    A World Otherwise: Environmental Praxis in Minamata. [REVIEW]Daniel Sullivan - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (2):368-372.
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    The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World.Josh Berry - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):151-154.
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    Temporal Ontology in Ecology: Developing an Ecological Awareness Through Time, Temporality and the Past-Present Parallax.Jack Black & Jim Cherrington - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):41-63.
    Theoretical applications of time and temporality remain a key consideration for both climate scientists and the humanities. By way of extending this importance, we critically examine Timothy Morton’s proposed “ecological awareness” alongside Slavoj Žižek’s “parallax view”. In doing so, the article introduces a “past-present parallax” in order to contest that, while conceptions of the past are marked by “lack”, equally, our conceptions of and relations to Nature remain grounded in an ontological incompleteness, marked by contingency. This novel approach presents an (...)
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    Heidegger’s Concept of Philosophical Method: Innovating Philosophy in the Age of Global Warming.Will Britt - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):155-159.
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    Climate Justice for the Dead and the Dying.Julia D. Gibson - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):5-39.
    Environmentalism has long placed heavy emphasis on strategies that seek to ensure the environment of today and the future roughly mirror the past. Yet while past-oriented approaches have come under increased scrutiny, environmental ethics in the time of climate change is still largely conceptualized as that which could pull humanity back from the brink of disaster or, at least, prevent the worst of it. As a result, practical and conceptual tools for grappling with what is owed to the dead and (...)
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    Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing.Tim Irwin - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):160-163.
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    How Do Houses Make the Political Possible?Joshua Mousie, Gabriel Eisen & Mahaa Mahmood - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):123-149.
    We develop the concept “political residency” in this essay to highlight both the foundational role of built environments in our political life as well as how access to, and displacement from, built environments is therefore a central feature of political harms and goods. The example of housing and housing displacement is instructive for developing our concept because it is central to most people’s everyday life, yet residential security and stability—having control with other inhabitants over shared, built spaces—is often missing from (...)
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    E-Co-Affectivity: Exploring Pathos at Life’s Material Interfaces.Brian Hisao Onishi - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):164-167.
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    Tracks: A Material Phenomenology of the Road.Brian Seitz - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):103-122.
    This project is a convergence of environmental philosophy and variant strains of continental philosophy. The aim is to make the familiar a bit unfamiliar, partly by understanding the road as an event, and partly by experimentally downplaying the significance of human intentions, particularly given that originary tracks were frequently the result of simple useage. We humans are always on the road, which in a fundamental sense is going nowhere or, alternatively, is possibly heading toward a dead-end.
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    Review: A World Not Made for Us: Topics in Critical Environmental Philosophy. [REVIEW]Ela Tokay - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):168-171.
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    Kant’s Pre-Critical Ontology and Environmental Philosophy.Zachary Vereb - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):81-102.
    In this paper I argue that Kant’s pre-critical ontology, though generally dismissed by environmental philosophers, provides ecological lessons by way of its metaphysical affinities with environmental philosophy. First, I reference where environmental philosophy tends to place Kant and highlight his relative marginalization. This marginalization makes sense given focus on his critical works. I then outline Kant’s pre-critical ontological framework and characterize the ways in which it is ecological. Finally, I conclude with some ecological reflections on the pre-critical philosophy and its (...)
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    The Usefulness of Uselessness for Conservation in the Ways of Zhuangzi.Félix Landry Yuan - 2021 - Environmental Philosophy 18 (1):65-80.
    Global efforts for biodiversity conservation have gained considerable momentum in recent years. Yet much remains to be learned from the minds of the ancient past regarding perspectives on relations between society and the environment. Zhuangzi is one such figure whose works may be of high relevance to contemporary conservation. While many philosophical ideals underpinning conservation stem from a mostly westernized ethos, strategies can be expanded by non-western principles such as Zhuangzi’s. In light of IPBES’ “nature’s contributions to people” concept, a (...)
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