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Elemental Philosophy
Elemental Philosophy (September 2010)
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas
David Macauley - Author

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Bachelard called them “the hormones of the imagination.” Hegel observed that, “through the four elements we have the elevation of sensuous ideas into thought.” Earth, air, fire, and water are explored as both philosophical ideas and environmental issues associated with their classical and perennial con...(Read More)
 
 
Radicalizing Levinas
Radicalizing Levinas (June 2010)
Peter Atterton - Editor
Matthew Calarco - Editor

Levinas on politics, postcolonialism and globalization, animals and the environment, and science and technology.

Radicalizing Levinas initiates a third wave of Levinas scholarship. If the first wave was aimed at commentary and exposition, and the second focused on situating Levinas within the context of poststructuralism and deconstruction, the third wave is an explicit attempt to situate and explore his wor...(Read More)
 
 
The Dance of Person and Place
The Dance of Person and Place (April 2010)
One Interpretation of American Indian Philosophy
Thomas M. Norton-Smith - Author

Uses the concept of “world-making” to provide an introduction to American Indian philosophy.

Ever since first contact with Europeans, American Indian stories about how the world is have been regarded as interesting objects of study, but also as childish and savage, philosophically curious and ethically monstrous. Using the writings of early ethnographers and cultural anthropologists, early narratives...(Read More)
 
 
At Home in the World
At Home in the World (July 2009)
Human Nature, Ecological Thought, and Education after Darwin
Eilon Schwartz - Author

Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.

Challenging conventional understanding of humans as selfish and competitive at their core, At Home in the World asserts that we have evolved as a profoundly social species, biologically related to the rest of the natural world, and at home on the only planet for which we are adapted to live. Eilon Schwartz traces the history...(Read More)
 
 
If Creation Is a Gift
If Creation Is a Gift (March 2009)
Mark Manolopoulos - Author

Brings an ecotheological perspective to postmodern gift theory.

What if our world were considered a gift? Extending postmodern gift theory to ecological and ecotheological concerns, Mark Manolopoulos explores how “creation”—the what-is—can be seen as a gift. Creation, when viewed in a radically egalitarian way, is the matrix of all material things—human, otherwise-than-human, or humanly...(Read More)
 
 
The Incompleat Eco-Philosopher
The Incompleat Eco-Philosopher (January 2009)
Essays from the Edges of Environmental Ethics
Anthony Weston - Author

Collected essays present Weston’s pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis.

This collection of germinal work in the field by Anthony Weston presents his pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis. It is a philosopher’s invitation to environmental ethics...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Naturalism Today
Religious Naturalism Today (December 2008)
The Rebirth of a Forgotten Alternative
Jerome A. Stone - Author

Looks at the history and revival of religious naturalism, a spiritual path without a supreme being.

Previously a forgotten option in religious thinking, religious naturalism is coming back. It seeks to explore and encourage religious ways of responding to the world on a completely naturalistic basis without a supreme being or ground of being. In this book, Jerome A. Stone traces its history and analyzes some of the ...(Read More)
 
 
Onto-Ethologies
Onto-Ethologies (November 2008)
The Animal Environments of Uexkull, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze
Brett Buchanan - Author

Examines the significance of animal environments in contemporary continental thought.

German biologist Jakob von Uexküll focused on how an animal, through its behavioral relations, both impacts and is impacted by its own unique environment. Onto-Ethologies traces the influence of Uexküll’s ideas on the thought of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Gilles Deleuze, as they explor...(Read More)
 
 
Before the Voice of Reason
Before the Voice of Reason (September 2008)
Echoes of Responsibility in Merleau-Ponty's Ecology and Levinas's Ethics
David Michael Kleinberg-Levin - Author

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Before the Voice of Reason is a phenomenological critique of reason grounded in our experience of the voices that already address us and summon us prior to the emergence of the voice of reason. In part one, David Michael Kleinberg-Levin explores the voices of nature and draws on Merleau-Ponty’s ...(Read More)

 
 
Living with Ambiguity
Living with Ambiguity (August 2008)
Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil
Donald A. Crosby - Author

How a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil.

In this book Donald A. Crosby looks at how a religion based on the sacredness of nature deals with the problem of evil. Further developing and defending the vision of religious thought and life elaborated in his previous work, A Religion of Nature, Crosby explores how such a vision can enable us to interpret, respond to, an...(Read More)
 
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