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Beyond the Land Ethic
Beyond the Land Ethic (April 1999)
More Essays in Environmental Philosophy
J. Baird Callicott - Author

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book
A leading theorist addresses a wide spectrum of topics central to the field of environmental philosophy.

A sequel to Callicott's pioneering work, In Defense of the Land Ethic, Beyond the Land Ethic engages a wide spectrum of topics central to the field, including the troubled relationship of environmental philosophy to current mainstream academic philosophy; the relationshi...(Read More)
 
 
Images of Development
Images of Development (January 1999)
Environmental Causes in Ontogeny
Cor van der Weele - Author

Questions the dominant biological approach of explaining animal development as entirely genetic by exploring the explanatory value of investigating environmental influences.

Images of Development questions the dominant biological approach of explaining animal development as entirely genetic by exploring the explanatory value of investigating environmental influences. Van der Weele discusses assumptions, explanato...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Ecology
Postmodern Ecology (December 1997)
Communication, Evolution, and Play
Daniel R. White - Author

Provides a significant picture of the ecological crisis from the interdisciplinary perspective of postcolonial cultural studies, in order to map the emerging virtual and ecological territories of the twenty-first century "electropolis."

This book spins a historical fable about the trends in European thought that have contributed to the rise of industrial civilization and to the ecological crisis. It e...(Read More)
 
 
Why Economists Disagree
Why Economists Disagree (December 1997)
An Introduction to the Alternative Schools of Thought
David L. Prychitko - Editor

Provides a convenient introduction to heterodox alternatives to neoclassical economics.

Economists disagree. They disagree over policy, prediction, and matters of pure theory. They even disagree over why they disagree. Why Economists Disagree demonstrates that the "crisis" of contemporary economics may actually be a sign of healthy disagreement and fresh thinking over the nature and scope of economic theory and po...(Read More)
 
 
The Practice of Technology
The Practice of Technology (October 1995)
Exploring Technology, Ecophilosophy, and Spiritual Disciplines for Vital Links
Alan Drengson - Author

Asks why current practices of technology negatively impact humans and the earth and how we can gain a holistic understanding so technology practices can be changed to support the environment.

"This is the first comprehensive treatment I have read that addresses the connections between technology, ecologically-centered philosophy, and the wisdom of spiritual disciplines. This broader treatment of technology is much neede...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Transpersonal Ecology
Toward a Transpersonal Ecology (August 1995)
Developing New Foundations for Environmentalism
Warwick Fox - Author

"Toward a Transpersonal Ecology is essential reading for teachers, scholars, and all people concerned with the fate of the earth. It is an excellent book that will be used as a benchmark for all discussions of environmental philosophy in the 1990s." -- Bill Devall, co-author of Deep Ecology

"Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness. The common gro...(Read More)
 
 
Literature, Nature, and Other
Literature, Nature, and Other (February 1995)
Ecofeminist Critiques
Patrick D. Murphy - Author

Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.
The book first establishes a theoretical framework for conceptualizing environmental analysis. It then develops a conception of environmental literature with an emphasis on works by women, arguing for the need to reconceptualize woman/nature and nature/culture associations, and critiquing the problems of male poetic sex-typing of t...(Read More)
 
 
The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes (December 1994)
The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, Second Edition
Andrew Bard Schmookler - Author

This is a new view of the role of power in social evolution. It shows how, as human societies evolved, intersocietal conflicts necessarily developed, and how humanity can choose peace over war.
"Goes far beyond our common folk knowledge about power." -- New York Times Book Review
The Parable of the Tribes provides a new way of analyzing the human condition. This panoramic work, which incorporates history, philosophy, a...(Read More)
 
 
Ecotone
Ecotone (July 1994)
Wayfaring on the Margins
Florence R. Shepard - Author

Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where inner and outer landscapes of the woman/nature continuum meet.

In this book, Krall proposes a counter-narrative to the usual reading of marginality. In autobiographical narrative that rings with experience, she describes margins as r...(Read More)
 
 
Ecological Prospects
Ecological Prospects (November 1993)
Scientific, Religious, and Aesthetic Perspectives
Christopher Key Chapple - Editor

"This book addresses ecological problems from different disciplinary perspectives in ways that general readers can easily understand. Several of the essays concisely summarize the major players and points of view on particular issues while presenting new points that contribute to the ongoing discussion about what needs to be done and how." -- Daniel Kealey, Towson State University

"What I like most about this book is its varied approaches to...(Read More)
 
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