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    Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet (Paperback) By (author) Roger Scruton

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    DescriptionThe environment has long been the undisputed territory of the political Left, which has seen the principal threats to the earth as issuing from international capitalism, consumerism and the over-exploitation of natural resources. In Green Philosophy, Scruton argues that conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism. He shows that rather than entrusting the environment to unwieldy NGOs and international committees, we must assume personal responsibility and foster local sovereignty. People must be empowered to take charge of their environment, to care for it as a home, and to affirm themselves through the kind of local associations that have been the traditional goal of conservative politics. Our common future is by no means assured, but as Roger Scruton clearly demonstrates in this important book, there is a path that we can take which could ensure the future safety of our planet and our species.


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    Title
    Green Philosophy
    Subtitle
    How to Think Seriously About the Planet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Scruton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 444 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848872028
    ISBN 10: 184887202X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HP, RNA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    DC23: 179.1
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has written on aesthetics, politics, music and architecture. He is Research Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Washington and Oxford and is Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. His most recent books include A Dictionary of Political Thought; England: An Elegy; Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde; News from Somewhere: On Settling A Political Philosophy; Gentle Regrets and On Hunting.