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 A Pulitzer for the Ants: Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Edward O. Wilson is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of On Human Nature, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, Biophilia, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, and many other books. Wilson ... More


Behemoth and the Beagle: Creation According to Job 38–41

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

God’s answer to Job is the focus of this chapter. God presents a panoramic sweep of creation that comprises the cosmic, the meteorological, and the biological. Its primary focus, however, is on the ... More


A Biocultural Basis for an Ethic toward the Natural Environment

Stephen R. Kellert

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter addresses the contemporary environmental crisis as one that requires fundamental societal shifts of values and ethical relations to the natural world. It discusses the important and ... More


Love of Life, Love of Place

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Biophilia refers to humans’ innate “love” of or affinity for other life. One reason people care for nature after a disaster may be an urgent need to express this love, or an “urgent biophilia.” ... More


6 Landscape Aesthetics

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that landscapes elicit primeval aesthetic reactions according to their suitedness to the lives of our foraging forebears. This is plausible to some extent, ... More


Entanglement and Dis-Entanglement in Vandana Singh’s Short Fiction

Graham J. Murphy

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In his essay “Entanglement and Dis-Entanglement in Vandana Singh’s Short Fiction,” Graham J. Murphy investigates Vandana Singh’s subtle intersections of utopianism, human-animal affairs, and ... More


Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In communities across the country and around the world, people are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments that have been affected by crisis, disinvestment, or disaster. In New ... More


Into Indra’s Net

John L. Culliney and David Jones

in The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The last chapter highlights a sagely person whose work in international and intercultural education has exemplified the principles discussed in this book. The yin and yang of American culture and ... More


“Life Is Extravagance”: Almost

Lawrence J. Friedman and Anke M. Schreiber

in The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Erich Fromm’s belief that one should take up all the pleasures life has to offer, including some that might not enhance one’s health. This idea was encapsulated in one of ... More


“Citizen-Paraphiliac”: Normophilia and Biophilia in John Money’s Sexology

Lisa Downing

in Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226186580
eISBN:
9780226186757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226186757.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Authored by Lisa Downing, this chapter focuses in detail on one key aspect of John Money’s work on paraphilia, namely the idea that paraphilia is the dangerous and deadly form of eroticism that ... More


Why Donkeys?

Peter Mitchell

in The Donkey in Human History: An Archaeological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749233
eISBN:
9780191916984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749233.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Zooarchaeology

Donkeys carried Christ into Jerusalem, transported the Greek god Dionysus to his childhood home on Mount Nysa and into battle against the Giants, and provided a mount for Muhammad, who supposedly ... More


The Psychoterratic in the Symbiocene: Positive Earth Emotions

Glenn A. Albrecht

in Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501715228
eISBN:
9781501715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715228.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Symbiocene, or period of re-integration between humans and the rest of nature, is the second of the master themes used to define Earth emotions. The chapter constructs the idea of the Symbiocene ... More


Love and the Restoration of Ourselves

Marybeth Lorbiecki

in A Fierce Green Fire: The Life and Legacy of Aldo Leopold

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199965038
eISBN:
9780197563311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199965038.003.0030
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

A little girl in Raytown, Missouri, used to spend part of almost every day in a special place in the woods near her house. The place had a calming effect on her. “Sometimes I go there when I’m mad ... More


Loving Children: The Political Economy of Design

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0029
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

We are shocked when violence erupts in schoolyards or when a six-year-old child kills another in cold blood. But the headlines, which sensationalize such tragedies, reveal only the tip of what ... More


Conceptions of the Self

Philip J. Ivanhoe

in Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, and How We Are All Connected

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190840518
eISBN:
9780190840549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840518.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the general question of what it is to have a notion of the self and surveys a range of contemporary accounts of what the self might be. It challenges the widely yet uncritically ... More


Millennial Hope

David W. Orr

in Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195393538
eISBN:
9780197562789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195393538.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

For two centuries and longer, humankind has been on a collision course with the limits of the Earth. The inertial momentum—the scale and velocity of the human enterprise—has grown so rapidly since ... More


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