Reflecting on Nature

Reflecting on Nature : Readings in Environmental Philosophy

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The first anthology to highlight the problems of environmental justice and sustainable development, Reflecting on Nature provides a multicultural perspective on questions of environmental concern, featuring contributions from feminist and minority scholars and scholars from developing countries. Offering examination of immediate global needs in addition to theoretical discussion, this extensive text addresses some of the most crucial problems we now face. Readings include the work of historical figures such as Aristotle, Locke, Darwin, and Thoreau, as well as contemporary figures like Bernard Williams, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Jonathan Glover, while works by Val Plumwood, Bill Devall, Murray Bookchin, and John Dryzek comprise a radical ecology section. The editors introduce each section with insightful essays. This comprehensive and timely text of philosophical and environmental writing will inform, enlighten, and encourage debate.show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 149.9 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195082907
  • 9780195082906
  • 2,059,583

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The first anthology to highlight the problems of environmental justice and sustainable development, Reflecting on Nature provides a multicultural perspective on questions of environmental concern, featuring contributions from feminist and minority scholars and scholars from developing countries. Selections examine immediate global needs, addressing some of the most crucial problems we now face: biodiversity loss, the meaning and significance of wilderness, population and overconsumption, and the human use of other animals. Spanning centuries of philosophical, naturalist, and environmental reflection, readings include the work of Aristotle, Locke, Darwin, and Thoreau, as well as contemporary, mainstream figures like Bernard Williams, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Jonathan Glover, while works by Val Plumwood, Bill Devall, Murray Bookchin, and John Dryzek comprise a radical ecology section. With insightful essays by the editors to introduce each section, this comprehensive and timely text of philosophical and environmental writing will inform, enlighten, and encourage debate.show more

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the editors have done an excellent job in selecting a broad range of interesting and provocative writings from philosophers, scientists and activists on environmental philosophy and inmaking the necessary abridgements and selections from longer works. Readers will get from the book a good introduction to the wide range of issues that can be included under the heading 'environmental philosophy'. More important, they will learn that environmental philosophy is exciting, innovative and worth doing, and that it is not merely an academic pursuit. Janna Thompson, La Trobe University (Journal title unknown0show more

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