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For Love of Matter
For Love of Matter (August 2003)
A Contemporary Panpsychism
Freya Mathews - Author

A bold and original work in ecocosmology and metaphysics.

In For Love of Matter Freya Mathews challenges basic assumptions of Western science, modern philosophy, and environmental philosophy, arguing that the environmental crisis is a symptom of a larger, metaphysical crisis. Western science rests on the premise that the world is an inert backdrop to human presence rather than a communicative presence in its ow...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming the Dream
Transforming the Dream (March 2003)
Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision
Charles Sokol Bednar - Author

Explores the underlying assumptions of environmental studies and the need for a new paradigm for understanding our world.

Transforming the Dream
challenges American mainstream culture's obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative...(Read More)
 
 
Geo-Logic
Geo-Logic (February 2003)
Breaking Ground between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences
Robert Frodeman - Author

Seeks to redraw the boundaries between the fields of geology and environmental philosophy.

Using a unified vision of geology, consisting of equal parts geo-poetry, geo-politics, geo-theology, and geo-science, Geo-Logic redraws the boundaries between philosophy and the earth sciences. Although each discipline makes crucial contributions to contemporary environmental concerns, neither will fulfill its potential until it tr...(Read More)
 
 
Eco-Phenomenology
Eco-Phenomenology (January 2003)
Back to the Earth Itself
Charles S. Brown - Editor
Ted Toadvine - Editor

Explores how continental philosophy can inform environmental ethics.

This groundbreaking collection explores the intersection of phenomenology with environmental philosophy. It examines the relevance of Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas for thinking through the philosophical dilemmas raised by environmental issues, and then proposes new phenomenological approaches to the natural world. The contributors de...(Read More)
 
 
Earthbodies
Earthbodies (July 2002)
Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses
Glen A. Mazis - Author

Shows how our cultural misconceptions about the body distort its capacities and lead to personal and social ills.

Earthbodies describes how our bodies are open circuits to a sensual magic and planetary care that when closed off leads to disastrous detours, such as illness, “dis-ease,” and toxicity. In doing so, it answers a variety of questions. Can we understand our bodies without understanding how the...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Ecopsychology
Radical Ecopsychology (February 2002)
Psychology in the Service of Life
Andy Fisher - Author
David Abram - Foreword by

Shows the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Personal in its style yet radical in its vision, Radical Ecopsychology 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 comprehensive and critical undertaking. Drawing masterfully from h...(Read More)
 
 
Land, Value, Community
Land, Value, Community (January 2002)
Callicott and Environmental Philosophy
Wayne Ouderkirk - Editor
Jim Hill - Editor

Leading scholars critically assess the pioneering environmental philosophy of J. Baird Callicott.

Land, Value, Community
provides an in-depth critical study of the theories of J. Baird Callicott, one of the world's foremost environmental philosophers. An international group of scholars representing philosophy, ecology, ecofeminism, Native American studies, political science, and religion studies critically asses...(Read More)
 
 
Living and Value
Living and Value (June 2001)
Toward a Constructive Postmodern Ethics
Frederick Ferre - Author

Based on an ecologically inspired wordview, defends ethics against skepticism and irrealism.

Providing a worthy conclusion to Ferré's trilogy on preserving value in a postmodern world, Living and Value places ethics into the wider context of religion, God, and evil, and offers postmodern suggestions for environmental, technological, and political reforms.

“Ferré...(Read More)
 
 
Technology and the Contested Meanings of Sustainability
Technology and the Contested Meanings of Sustainability (May 2001)
Aidan Davison - Author

Argues that sustainability requires more than economic and technological efficiency.

This transdisciplinary inquiry presents a new way of thinking about sustainability and technology that takes us beyond the familiar preoccupation with ecoefficiency, and toward the contested moral question of what most nourishes our ability to care for our world. In contrast to the technocratic aim of controlling a perilous future, th...(Read More)
 
 
Deep Ecology and World Religions
Deep Ecology and World Religions (February 2001)
New Essays on Sacred Ground
David Landis Barnhill - Editor
Roger S. Gottlieb - Editor

Parallels and contrasts values from world religions and those proposed by the environmental perspective of deep ecology.

Bringing together thirteen new essays on the important relationship between traditional world spirituality and the contemporary environmental perspective of deep ecology, this landmark book explores parallels and contrasts between religious values and those proposed by deep ecology. In examining how de...(Read More)
 
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