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Emplotting Virtue
Emplotting Virtue (June 2014)
A Narrative Approach to Environmental Virtue Ethics
Brian Treanor - Author

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.

Despite its ancient roots, virtue ethics has only recently been fully appreciated as a resource for environmental philosophy. Other approaches dominated by utilitarian and duty-based appeals for sacrifice and restraint have had little success in changing behavior, even to the extent that ecological concerns have been embraced. Our actions of...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophizing ad Infinitum
Philosophizing ad Infinitum (June 2014)
Infinite Nature, Infinite Philosophy
Marcel Conche - Author
Laurent Ledoux - Translator
Herman G. Bonne - Translator
J. Baird Callicott - Foreword by

An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France’s preeminent historians of philosophy.

One of France’s preeminent historians of philosophy, Marcel Conche has written and translated more than thirty-five books and is recognized for his groundbreaking and authoritative work in Greek philosophy, as well as on Montaigne. In Philosophizing ad Infinitum, one of h...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought (May 2014)
J. Baird Callicott - Editor
James McRae - Editor

Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought.

Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought provides a welcome sequel to the foundational volume in Asian environmental ethics Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought. That volume, edited by J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames and published in 1989, inaugurated comparative env...(Read More)
 
 
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility
Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility (December 2013)
From Ontology to Ecology
Theresa Morris - Author

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Despite his tremendous impact on the German Green Party and the influence of his work on contemporary debates about stem cell research in the United States, Hans Jonas’s (1903–1993) philosophical contributions have remained partially obscured. In particular, the ontological grounding he gives his ethics, based ...(Read More)
 
 
The Barbarian Principle
The Barbarian Principle (September 2013)
Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature
Jason M. Wirth - Editor
Patrick Burke - Editor

Essays exploring a rich intersection between phenomenology and idealism with contemporary relevance.

Toward the end of his life, Maurice Merleau-Ponty made a striking retrieval of F. W. J. Schelling’s philosophy of nature. The Barbarian Principle explores the relationship between these two thinkers on this topic, opening up a dialogue with contemporary philosophical and ecological significance that...(Read More)
 
 
Ecology Is Permanent Economy
Ecology Is Permanent Economy (July 2013)
The Activism and Environmental Philosophy of Sunderlal Bahuguna
George Alfred James - Author

Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.

For decades, Sunderlal Bahuguna has been an environmental activist in his native India, well known for his efforts on behalf of the Himalayas and its people. In the 1970s, he was instrumental in the successful Chipko (or “hug”) movement during which local people hugged trees to prevent logging for outside...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Animal Studies
Critical Animal Studies (January 2013)
An Introduction
Dawne McCance - Author

Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.

Having roots as a specialized philosophical movement at Oxford University in the early 1970s, critical animal studies is now taking shape as a wide-open, multidisciplinary endeavor through which scholars across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and others ranging from creative writers to architects, are joining together to a...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition
Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition (January 2013)
Psychology in the Service of Life
Andy Fisher - Author
David Abram - Foreword by

Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology, Second Edition offers an original introduction to ecopsychology—an emerging field that ties the human mind to the natural world. In order for ecopsychology to be a force for social change, Andy Fisher insists it must become a more ...(Read More)
 
 
Nature and Logos
Nature and Logos (June 2011)
A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought
William S. Hamrick - Author
Jan Van der Veken - Author

Exploration of Alfred North Whitehead’s influence on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s ontology of nature.

This is the first book-length account of how Maurice Merleau-Ponty used certain texts by Alfred North Whitehead to develop an ontology based on nature, and how he could have used other Whitehead texts that he did not know in order to complete his last ontology. This account is enriched by several of Merleau-P...(Read More)
 
 
Plants as Persons
Plants as Persons (May 2011)
A Philosophical Botany
Matthew Hall - Author

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

Plants are people too? Not exactly, but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants, arguing that they are other-than-human persons. Plants constitute the bulk of our visible biomass, underpin all natural ecosystems, and make life on Earth possible. Yet plants are considered passive...(Read More)
 
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