London and New York: Routledge (2017)

Authors
Arran Gare
Swinburne University of Technology
Abstract
The global ecological crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever had to confront, and humanity is failing. The triumph of the neo-liberal agenda, together with a debauched ‘scientism’, has reduced nature and people to nothing but raw materials, instruments and consumers to be efficiently managed in a global market dominated by corporate managers, media moguls and technocrats. The arts and the humanities have been devalued, genuine science has been crippled, and the quest for autonomy and democracy undermined. The resultant trajectory towards global ecological destruction appears inexorable, and neither governments nor environmental movements have significantly altered this, or indeed, seem able to. The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization is a wide-ranging and scholarly analysis of this failure. This book reframes the dynamics of the debate beyond the discourses of economics, politics and techno-science. Reviving natural philosophy to align science with the humanities, it offers the categories required to reform our modes of existence and our institutions so that we augment, rather than undermine, the life of the ecosystems of which we are part. From this philosophical foundation, the author puts forth a manifesto for transforming our culture into one which could provide an effective global environmental movement and provide the foundations for a global ecological civilization.
Keywords environmental philosophy  ecological civilization  eco-Marxism  process philosophy  eco-politics  eco-economics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $47.32 new (11% off)   $48.84 used (8% off)   $52.95 from Amazon    Amazon page
ISBN(s)   1138597392   1138685763
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

From 'Sustainable Development' to 'Ecological Civilization': Winning the War for Survival.Arran Gare - 2017 - Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 13 (3):130-153.
Chreods, Homeorhesis and Biofields: Finding the Right Path for Science.Arran Gare - 2017 - Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 131:61-91.
A Manifestor for the Future. Review of Arran Gare, "The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization". [REVIEW]Peter Vintila - 2017 - Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 13 (3):452-465.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Value Basics of Coming Civilization.V. V. Mantatov & L. V. Mantatova - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:77-84.
On Ecological Revolution of Economic Thoughts and Theories.Si-hua Liu - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (2):12-18.
The Global Ecological Crisis and the Ideology of Gaebyeok and Sangsaeng.Jeong Hyoung Wook - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 29:45-49.
Ecological Citizenship and Green Burial in China.Chen Zeng, William Sweet & Qian Cheng - 2016 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (6):985-1001.
Law, Process Philosophy and Ecological Civilization.Arran Gare - 2011 - Chromatikon: Annales de la Philosophie En Procès / Yearbook of Philosophy in Process 7:133-160.
Toward a General Philosophy of Ecology.Kevin Leo de Laplante - 1998 - Dissertation, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
The Development of Environmental Thinking in Economics.C. Spash - 1999 - Environmental Values 8 (4):413-435.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-07-06

Total views
515 ( #11,887 of 2,401,862 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
59 ( #12,500 of 2,401,862 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes