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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)
 
 
Petrified Intelligence
Petrified Intelligence (November 2004)
Nature in Hegel's Philosophy
Alison Stone - Author

A critical introduction to Hegel's metaphysics and philosophy of nature.

Petrified Intelligence offers the first comprehensive treatment of Hegel's Philosophy of Nature, exploring its central place within his system, including its relation to his Logic, Philosophy of Mind, and moral and political thought. It highlights the contemporary relevance of Hegel's approach to nature, particularly with respe...(Read More)
 
 
Green Man, Earth Angel
Green Man, Earth Angel (November 2004)
The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the Soul of the World
Tom Cheetham - Author
Robert Sardello - Foreword by

Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.

Green Man, Earth Angel explores the central role of imagination for understanding the place of humans in the cosmos. Tom Cheetham suggests that lives can only be completely whole if human beings come to recognize that the human and natural worlds are part of a vast living network and that the material and spiri...(Read More)

 
 
Sustainability and Spirituality
Sustainability and Spirituality (August 2004)
John E. Carroll - Author
Bill McKibben - Foreword by

Argues that true sustainability must be based in spirituality and looks at religious communities dedicated to the environment.

This groundbreaking book explores the inherent interconnectedness of sustainability and spirituality, acknowledging the dependency of one upon the other. John E. Carroll contends that true ecological sustainability, in contrast to the cosmetic attempts at sustainability we see around us, quest...(Read More)
 
 
First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature
First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature (February 2004)
F. W. J. Schelling - Author
Keith R. Peterson - Translated with an introduction and notes by

Schelling's first systematic attempt to articulate a complete philosophy of nature.

Appearing here in English for the first time, this is F. W. J. Schelling's vital document of the attempts of German Idealism and Romanticism to recover a deeper relationship between humanity and nature and to overcome the separation between mind and matter induced by the modern reductivist program. Written in 1799 and building upon his e...(Read More)
 
 
John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy
John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy (November 2003)
Hugh P. McDonald - Author

A comprehensive look at how John Dewey's ethics can inform environmental issues.

Hugh P. McDonald's John Dewey and Environmental Philosophy breaks new ground by applying Dewey's insights to a new approach to philosophy of the environment; the concern for the rights of animals; the preservation of rare species, habitats, and landscapes; and the health of the whole ecology. The book summarizes much of the current li...(Read More)
 
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