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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)
 
 
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)
 
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