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The Social Role of the Philosopher and the Philosophical Role of Society

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental ethics has been very innovative and has progressed rapidly; however, the price we paid was that it has lost touch with the public and its philosophical needs. de‐Shalit claims that ... More


Where Philosophy Meets Politics: The Concept of the Environment

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Through the examination of Eco‐feminism and Deep Ecology, it is demonstrated how many in these two schools have misused the concept of ‘environment’ and caused a confusion that has been detrimental ... More


The Community of Nature and the Nature of Community

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

If community oriented thought is needed to support and justify environmental policies, what kind of community do we have in mind? The notion of a multi‐species community, suggested by many ... More


Environmental Justice: Creating Equity, Reclaiming Democracy

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152036
eISBN:
9780199833665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152034.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Environmental problems do not affect everyone equally. Environmental injustice occurs whenever innocent people bear disproportionate environmental risks, have unequal access to goods like clean air, ... More


Return to Nature?: An Ecological Counterhistory

Fred Dallmayr

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134338
eISBN:
9780813135953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Sustainability has become a compelling topic of domestic and international debate as the world searches for effective solutions to accumulating ecological problems. This book demonstrates how nature ... More


The World of Climate Governance Experimentation

Matthew J. Hoffmann

in Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195390087
eISBN:
9780199894352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390087.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines who is participating in climate experimentation, where it is occurring, and what experiments are actually doing with the goal of sketching the contours of the collection of ... More


Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

David M. Kaplan (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field ... More


Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, and David Utsler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Modern environmentalism has come to realize that many of its key concerns— “wilderness” and “nature” among them— are contested territory, viewed differently by different people. Understanding nature ... More


Talking the Walk: A Practice-Based Environmental Ethic as Grounds for Hope

Anna L. Peterson

in Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

There is strong evidence in favor of two apparently contradictory truths. First, most people want a clean and safe environment, with abundant habitat for nonhuman species ... More


Environmental Hermeneutics and Environmental/Eco-Psychology: Explorations in Environmental Identity

David Utsler

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A recurring concept in environmental hermeneutics is environmental identity. Philosophical hermeneutics teaches us that in interpreting the world about oneself, one contemporaneously interprets ... More


Green Pragmatism: Reals Without Realism, Ideals Without Idealism

Larry A. Hickman

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the relevance of pragmatist John Dewey's ideas on environmental naturalism to recent philosophical debates among environmental philosophers such as ... More


Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279500
eISBN:
9780823281558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book launches a new mode of philosophical and ethical reflection with respect to the challenges posed by the degradation of the natural environment. While the work of French philosopher Jacques ... More


Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature

Eric T. Freyfogle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226326399
eISBN:
9780226326429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Our environmental ills are due to the ways we interact with nature, variously using it appropriately and abusing it. These interactions, in turn, are much influenced by—their root causes are found ... More


Introduction

Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood

in Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279500
eISBN:
9780823281558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter serves to introduce the reader to eco-deconstruction and the relevance of Derrida’s thought to environmental philosophy more broadly. After situating eco-deconstruction with respect to ... More


Is Technology Use Insidious?

Kyle Powys Whyte, Ryan Gunderson, and Brett Clark

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Kyle Whyte, Ryan Gunderson, and Brett Clark compare and contrast the notion of insidiousness in the philosophy of technology and environmental philosophy, the idea that the adoption of a new ... More


Japanese Environmental Philosophy

J. Baird Callicott and James McRae (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456320
eISBN:
9780190456351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Comparative environmental philosophy is valuable in many ways. Perhaps it is most valuable because it reveals some of the foundational assumptions that run so deep in the poles of comparison that ... More


‘Greening’ Postcolonialism: Ecocritical Perspectives

in Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311093
eISBN:
9781846313332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311093.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks how contemporary postcolonial and ecologically oriented literary or cultural criticism might complement one another at a time of global environmental crisis. Although ecologists ... More


Environmental Hermeneutics: Deep in the Forest

John van Buren

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay takes the form of a sketch of the rough outlines of a critical environmental hermeneutics. The author applies hermeneutics, narrative theory, and critical theory to environmental ethics, ... More


The Iconic Earth: Nature Godly and Beautiful

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Environmental philosophy has ignored the holy beauty that should be its starting point. The Byzantine icon shows how to approach this numinous beauty that the earth harbors, and this is argued ... More


Memory, Imagination, and the Hermeneutics of Place

Forrest Clingerman

in Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254255
eISBN:
9780823260959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254255.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This essay develops an interpretive structure through which to understand the temporal dimension of place. Nature can be encountered hermeneutically through the concept of place; narratives of place ... More


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