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  1. Environmental Deficit and Contemporary Nigeria.Ronald Olufemi Badru - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):195-211.
    Three groups of claims frame this article. First, the Nigerian State is largely enmeshed in environmental deficit, given the substantial oil pollution in the Niger-delta area, the problem of erosion in the Southeast, the filthy status of the Southwest, and the incessantly worrying perturbation of the ecological stability in the Northern part of Nigeria. Second, the political leadership in Nigeria for years has not really given genuine policy priority to, and, on this model, developed a credible framework that the citizenry (...)
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    Gerard Kuperus and Marjolein Oele, Eds. Ontologies of Nature: Continental Perspectives and Environmental Reorientations.Thomas Bretz - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):333-337.
  3. An Ecosemiotic Critique of Heidegger’s Concept of Enframing.Craig Frayne - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):213-236.
    This essay presents ecosemiotics as an approach to interpreting Heidegger in environmental philosophy. Comparisons between Heidegger’s philosophy and ecosemiotics have often focused on the 1929–1930 lecture course where Heidegger discusses Jakob von Uexküll’s notion of Umwelt. These and other ecological interpretations reach an impasse with the sharp ontological boundary Heidegger places between Dasein and more-than-human lifeforms. This essay revisits the theme by focusing on a central concept from Heidegger’s later work: enframing [Gestell]. Enframing, it is argued, can be understood as (...)
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  4. An Anthropomorphic Dilemma.Valentina Gamberi & Lucia Zaietta - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):275-294.
    Can we really transcend our own human point of view in approaching the non-human? Rather than confining anthropomorphism in the field of the superstitious or identifying it with anthropocentrism, we propose a “weak” anthropomorphism. By adopting phenomenology as methodology, particularly Merleau-Ponty’s notions of corporeity and flesh, we suggest that anthropomorphism is the result of a shared bodily perception: first of all, we are-in-the-world. What we have is not a divide between the human and the non-human, but rather a blurred and (...)
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    Bringing Levinas Down to Earth.Joe Larios - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):295-316.
    This paper adds to the critical work on the relationship between Hans Jonas and Emmanuel Levinas by arguing that the experience of the face of the other can be made compatible with Jonas’s understanding of metabolism thus allowing for an extension of who counts as an other to include all organic life forms. Although this extension will allow for a broadening of ethical patients on one side, we will see that a corresponding broadening of ethical agents on the other side (...)
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    Three Types of Anthropocentrism.Ben Mylius - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):159-194.
    This paper develops a language for distinguishing more rigorously between various senses of the term ‘anthropocentrism.’ Specifically, it differentiates between:1. Perceptual anthropocentrism ;2. Descriptive anthropocentrism 3. Normative anthropocentrism.
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  7. The Ethical Function of Landscape Architecture.Roger Paden - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):139-158.
    This essay presents a theory of aesthetics for landscape gardening based on Karsten Harries’s theory of the ethical function of architecture. It begins with an attempt to understand Horace Walpole’s praise of William Kent’s contribution to the development of “the modern taste in gardening,” according to which Kent was largely responsible for achieving the progressive revolution in landscape architecture that produced the picturesque style of English landscape gardening. After examining Harries’s theory, the essay discusses whether landscape architecture can produce works (...)
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  8. Peter Mancall. Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic.Amanda Parris - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):338-340.
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    Poetry, Vegetality, Relief From Being.Mark Payne - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):255-274.
    In ancient Greek ecological thought, vegetality is the most basic ground of life. It is followed by animality and rationality as increasingly active, self-aware forms of life. An ontology of forms of life need not justify a hierarchy among actual living beings, but in practice it often does. This paper shows how the poetic representation of plants resists this slippage. Poetry offers human beings an ecstasis from their own animality so that they can apprehend their participation in the vegetality of (...)
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  10. Kathleen Dean Moore. Piano Tide: A Novel.Jennifer Schell - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):341-343.
  11. Grids of Power.Brian Seitz - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):317-332.
    The word “power” tends toward divergent formations, and this paper is prompted by the intersection of two of them. The first form taken up here is power as control, while the second form is material power as fuel. The typical modern configuration of the first form implies an understanding of the second form as subordinate. But what I argue here is that insofar as fuel is a condition of the possibility of being human, the identity of the human being has (...)
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  12. A Tapestry of Concealments.Byron Williston - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):237-254.
    The Good Anthropocene is a position taken up by a diverse collection of writers, social scientists, and philosophers. Their claim is that the Anthropocene should be embraced as a more or less positive development in the history of our species. This paper pushes back against the narrative of the Good Anthropocene. But rather than confront its advocates directly, I will come at the contest obliquely. I present a Heideggerian interpretation of Annie Proulx’s Barkskins, a multi-generational novel centered on the deforestation (...)
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    Laura Ephraim. Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science.Clint Wilson - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):344-347.
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    Svetozar Y. Minkov and Bernhardt L. Trout, Eds. Mastery of Nature: Promises and Prospects.Nathaniel Wolloch - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (2):348-350.
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    Can We Learn to Hear Ethical Calls? In Honor of Scott Cameron.Christina M. Gschwandtner - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):21-42.
    This article tries to grapple with the difficulty of hearing the call of the other and recognizing it as a call that obligates us to ethical response, especially when such a “call” is not issued by a human other but by other species or environmental precarity more broadly. I briefly review how ethical responsibility is articulated by Emmanuel Lévinas and then consider some of the ways in which his philosophy has been applied to environmental questions. I suggest that while some (...)
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    Eric T. Freyfogle. A Good That Transcends: How US Culture Undermines Environmental Reform.Abigail Klassen - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):117-120.
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    Wayne Gabardi. The Next Social Contract: Animals, the Anthropocene, and Biopolitics.Dan Liu - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):121-124.
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    Urban Mobility—Urban Discovery.Jonathan Maskit - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):43-58.
    In this paper I investigate how different modes of urban transportation shape our experience of the urban environment. My goal is to argue that how we move through a space is not merely a question of convenience or efficiency. Rather, our transportation technologies can fundamentally shift how we experience where we are. I propose a framework for considering mobility from the standpoint of phenomenological everyday aesthetics considering the social, somatic, temporal-epistemic, and affective characteristics of experience. I then suggest a typology (...)
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    In Defense of the Human Difference.Sean J. McGrath - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):101-115.
    Against the prevalent trend in eco-criticism which is to deny the human difference, I summon a set of untimely tropes from metaphysics in the interest of advancing an ecological humanism: the difference in kind between human consciousness and animal sensibility; the uniquely human capacity for moral discernment; and the human being’s peculiar freedom from the material conditions of existence. While I agree with eco-critics who argue that anthropocenic nature is not only finite, but sick: sickened by our abuse and neglect, (...)
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    Gerard Kuperus. Ecopolitical Homelessness: Defining Place in an Unsettled World.Sam Mickey - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):125-128.
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    Blue Architectures.Brook Muller - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):59-75.
    It is more than a coincidence that in his two essays, “Wilderness and the City: Not such a Long Drive After All” and “Can Cities Be Both Natural and Successful? Reflections Grounding Two Apparently Oxymoronic Aspirations,” Scott Cameron looks to water as a basis for evaluating the city in relationship to the wild and in imagining new possibilities for urban nature. In an attempt to complement and enrich Cameron’s thinking, this essay focuses on emerging, decentralized and ecologically responsive approaches to (...)
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    Clive Hamilton. Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene.Sarah-Louise Ruder - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):129-134.
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    Editor's Introduction.Brian Treanor - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):1-6.
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    Is Nature Natural? And Other Linguistic Conundrums.David Utsler - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):77-89.
    One of Scott Cameron’s most recent contributions to environmental hermeneutics was to defend the concept of nature against those who would argue that it should be abandoned in order to stave off the ecological destruction. Rather than jettison nature as an outdated and unhelpful construct, Cameron argued for its redemption based on Gadamer’s hermeneutical insights into language. In this article, I will look at Cameron’s arguments against Steven Vogel as well as particular points made against nature as a concept recently (...)
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    Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore. A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet.Clint Wilson - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):135-138.
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