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Understanding Gregory Bateson
Understanding Gregory Bateson (May 2008)
Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth
Noel G. Charlton - Author

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), anthropologist, psychologist, systems thinker, student of animal communication, and insightful environmentalist, was one of the most important holistic thinkers of the twentieth century. Noel G. Charlton offers this first truly accessible introduction to Bateson&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
The Intelligence of Flowers
The Intelligence of Flowers (November 2007)
Maurice Maeterlinck - Author
Philip Mosley - Translation and introduction by

Winner of the 2008 Prix de la Traduction Littéraire presented by French Community of Belgium

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.

“The republication of Maurice Maeterlinck’s ‘The Intelligence of Flowers,’ regrettably forgotten in our time, is long overdue. The introduction by Mosley is itself a gem, and contains one of the b...(Read More)
 
 
Moral Habitat
Moral Habitat (July 2007)
Ethos and Agency for the Sake of Earth
Nancie Erhard - Author

A work of environmental ethics that looks at how “otherkind”—and humankind—contributes to our moral imagination.

Moral Habitat explores how our moral imaginations and moral norms have been shaped by and even cocreated with Earth in diverse biotic communities. Weaving together science and religion with indigenous and womanist traditions, Nancie Erhard uses examples from a variety of so...(Read More)
 
 
Nature's Edge
Nature's Edge (July 2007)
Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice
Charles S. Brown - Editor
Ted Toadvine - Editor

Leading environmental thinkers investigate the complexities of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of environmental problems.

Nature’s Edge brings together leading environmental thinkers from the natural sciences, geography, political science, religion, and philosophy to explore the complex facets of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of our environmental problems. The contributo...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy
Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy (April 2007)
Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought
Suzanne L. Cataldi - Editor
William S. Hamrick - Editor

Connects the work of Merleau-Ponty to environmental studies.

This richly diverse collection looks at the contemporary relevance of the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty to environmental issues and builds a coherent philosophical ecology based on his thought. The contributors describe and analyze relations within the natural world by focusing on the centrality of relations in Merleau-Ponty’s work; his concep...(Read More)
 
 
An Ontology of Trash
An Ontology of Trash (February 2007)
The Disposable and Its Problematic Nature
Greg Kennedy - Author

A philosophical exploration of the problematic nature of the disposable.

Plastic bags, newspapers, pizza boxes, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes a thing disposable? Which of its properties allows us to treat it as if it did not matter, or as if it actually lacked matter? Why do so many objects appear to us as nothing more than brief flashes between checkout-line and landfill?

The Incarnality of Being addresses Martin Heidegger’s tendency to neglect the problem of the body, an omission that is further reflected in the field of Heidegger scholarship. By addressing the corporeal dimension of human existence, author Frank Schalow uncovers Heidegger’s concern for the...(Read More)
 
 
The Step Back
The Step Back (May 2005)
Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction
David Wood - Author

Explores the ethical and political possibilities of philosophy after deconstruction.

This original contribution to the ethical and political significance of philosophy addresses a number of major themes—identity, violence, the erotic, freedom, responsibility, religious belief, globalization—and critically engages with the work of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas. It promotes a unique ...(Read More)
 
 
With Respect for Nature
With Respect for Nature (May 2005)
Living as Part of the Natural World
J. Claude Evans - Author

Explores how humans can take the lives of animals and plants while maintaining a proper respect both for ecosystems and for those who live in them.

We eat, inevitably, at the expense of other living creatures. How can we take the lives of plants and animals while maintaining a proper respect for both ecosystems and the individuals who live in them—including ourselves? In this book philosopher J. Claude Evans chal...(Read More)
 
 
Reinhabiting Reality
Reinhabiting Reality (February 2005)
Towards a Recovery of Culture
Freya Mathews - Author

Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.

In this sequel to For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism, also published by SUNY Press, Freya Mathews argues that replacing the materialist premise of modern civilization with a panpsychist one transforms the entire fabric of culture in profound ways. She claims that the environmental crisis is a symptom of...(Read More)
 
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