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Introduction: How We Got Here

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This is an introduction to the volume as a whole. The editors, Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr., summarize the origins and history of environmental political theory and discuss the need for a ... More


Introduction: The Resonance Dilemma and Environmental Social Criticism

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
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September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Introduces central themes in the book Engaging the Everyday. The “resonance dilemma” is characterized as the gap between broad public concern for environmental challenges and lack of deep salience ... More


We Have Never Been Liberal

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
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September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Examines the shifting relationship between environmental political theory and the political philosophy of liberalism. Earlier writings often developed a total critique of, while more recent ones ... More


Confucius: How Non-Western Political Theory Contributes to Understanding the Environmental Crisis

Joel Jay Kassiola

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Focusing on the writings of Confucius and the Confucian tradition, Joel Jay Kassiola argues that looking beyond the Western political thought makes obvious sense in an era of globalization and ... More


Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

John M. Meyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Addresses a central dilemma facing efforts to promote environmental sustainability: while environmental challenges including climate change threaten the very fabric of our lives, ambitious efforts to ... More


Niccolò Machiavelli: Rethinking Decentralization’s Role in Green Theory

Francisco Seijo

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Francisco Seijo draws on Niccolò Machiavelli to take issue with contemporary greens who argue that radical decentralization – in the form of eco-anarchism or bioregionalism – is most conducive to ... More


Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Engaging Nature is an edited collection that explores how past political theorists conceptualized the natural world and humanity’s relationship with it. The theorists profiled are largely from the ... More


Edmund Burke: The Nature of Politics

Harlan Wilson

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Harlan Wilson’s essay on Edmund Burke brings out affinities and tensions between green and conservative thought. Burke’s aesthetics, especially his writings about gardens, favor a cooperative ... More


Thomas Hobbes: Relating Nature and Politics

John M. Meyer

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

John M. Meyer focuses on meta-theoretical lessons from Thomas Hobbes rather than on Hobbes’s substantive views about nature. He shows how Hobbes, who offers thoroughly realized accounts of both the ... More


Karl Marx: Critique of Political Economy as Environmental Political Theory

Timothy W. Luke

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Timothy W. Luke challenges the standard view that Karl Marx and Marxism are anti-environmentalist. Marx, Luke argues, sees humanity and the natural world as fully implicated and interdependent with ... More


John Locke: “This Habitable Earth of Ours”

Zev Trachtenberg

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
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9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Zev Trachtenberg challenges standard readings that John Locke sanctions the more or less unlimited exploitation of nature and a very strong conception of property rights. Though Locke should not be ... More


Aristotle: Phusis, Praxis, and the Good

Özgüç Orhan

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Özgüç Orhan critiques anthropocentric interpretations of Aristotle. Such interpretations often focus on Aristotle’s statement in the Politics that plants and animals were “made” for human use. Orhan ... More


Plato: Private Property and Agriculture for the Commoners—Humans and the Natural World in The Republic

Sheryl D. Breen

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Sheryl D. Breen analyzes the class structure of Plato’s ideal city in The Republic, Kallipolis. Kallipolis, which is initially populated by children with no cultural or historical memory and has a ... More


David Hume: Justice and the Environment

Andrew Valls

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Andrew Valls, through his reading of David Hume, suggests that environmentalist critics may mischaracterize liberalism and unduly foreclose the prospects for a greener liberalism. He argues that ... More


Conclusion: The Western Political Theory Canon, Nature, and a Broader Dialogue

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr. review the volume. They discuss the complexity of the Western political theory regarding nature and argue that Western political thought is not wholly ... More


Introduction: Historical-Comparative Political Theory

Stuart Gray

in A Defense of Rule: Origins of Political Thought in Greece and India

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2017
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March 2017
ISBN:
9780190636319
eISBN:
9780190636333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190636319.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The Introduction lays out the book’s historical-comparative approach, explaining how combining the history of political ideas and comparative political theory (CPT) enhances the rigor of both areas ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Racial Inequality and Alienation from Nature

Kimberly K. Smith

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Kimberly K. Smith explores W. E. B. Du Bois’s largely unrecognized insights into how racism distorts our relationship with the natural world. For African-Americans, according to Du Bois, racial ... More


Martin Heidegger: Individual and Collective Responsibility

W. S. K. Cameron

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

W.S.K. Cameron argues that Martin Heidegger’s most ecologically oriented works, such as “The Question Concerning Technology,” diagnose modernity’s problematic will to “enframe” nature – i.e., control ... More


Hannah Arendt: Place, World, and Earthly Nature

Peter F. Cannavò

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Peter F. Cannavò argues that Hannah Arendt,in developing her concept of the human artifice – a world or second nature created through work and action – also articulates the value of place. Arendt ... More


Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Disentangling of Green Paradoxes

Joseph H. Lane

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

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2015
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January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Joseph H. Lane Jr. argues that although the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau individually articulate themes that recur in subsequent environmentalist thought, only through recognizing the ... More


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