Rethinking Nature

Rethinking Nature : Essays in Environmental Philosophy

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Rethinking Nature brings the voices of leading Continental philosophers into discussion about what is emerging as one of our most pressing and timely concerns-the environmental crisis facing our planet. The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and technology in forming knowledge about our world. Here, philosophy goes out into the field and comes back with rich insights and new approaches to environmental problems. This far-reaching and lively volume affords firm ground for thinking about the multiple ways that humans engage nature. Contributors are David Abram, Edward S. Casey, Daniel Cerezuelle, Ron Cooper, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman, Trish Glazebrook, James Hatley, Robert Kirkman, Irene J. Klaver, Alphonso Lingis, Kenneth Maly, Diane Michelfelder, Elaine P. Miller, Robert Mugerauer, Stephen David Ross, John Sallis, Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Bruce Wilshire, David Wood, and Michael E. Zimmerman.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253217024
  • 9780253217028
  • 677,097

About Bruce Foltz

Bruce V. Foltz is Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has published numerous articles on environmental philosophy and the philosophy of technology.Robert Frodeman is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Texas. He is also Director of the New Directions Initiative and the Global Climate Change and Society program. His works include Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground between Philosophy and Earth Sciences and other essays in environmental thought.
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Table of contents

ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Nature of Environmental Philosophy Bruce V. Foltz and Robert FrodemanPart 1. The Phenomenology of Nature1. The Uncanny Goodness of Being Edible to Bears James Hatley2. Trees and Truth (or, Why We Are Really All Druids) David Wood3. Boundary Projects versus Border Patrol Irene J. Klaver4. Children and the Ethics of Place Ingrid Leman Stefanovic5. Reciprocity David AbramPart 2. Nature and the Philosophical Tradition6. Eco-logic: An Erotic of Nature Trish Glazebrook7. Vegetable Genius: Plant Metamorphosis as a Figure for Thinking and Relating to the Natural World in Post-Kantian German Thought Elaine P. Miller8. The Elemental Earth John SallisPart 3. Nature and Natural Science9. Philosophy in the Field Robert Frodeman10. Beyond Doubt: Environmental Philosophy and the Human Predicament Robert Kirkman11. Deleuze and Guattari's Return to Science as a Basis for Environmental Philosophy Robert MugerauerPart 4. Approaches to Nature12. What Can Continental Philosophy Contribute to Environmentalism? Michael E. Zimmerman13. Contemporary Continental Philosophy and Environmental Ethics: A Difficult Relationship? Diane Michelfelder14. Biodiversity, Exuberance, and Abundance: Cherishing the Body of the Earth Stephen David Ross15. Mapping the Earth in Works of Art Edward S. CaseyPart 5. On the Nature of Nature16. The Music of Space Alphonso Lingis17. A Sand County Almanac: Through Anthropogenic to Ecogenic Thinking Kenneth Maly18. Nature and Nurture: A Non-disjunctive Approach Bruce Wilshire, with Ron Cooper19. Nature and Freedom: An Introduction to the Environmental Thought of Bernard Charbonneau Daniel Cerezuelle20. Nature's Other Side: The Demise of Nature and the Phenomenology of Givenness Bruce V. FoltzContributorsIndex
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