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The Difference Ecology Makes

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter charts the development of ecology as a science and then highlights the cultural and educational significance of this way of thinking. The career of Aldo Leopold is considered in order to ... More


The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Daniel P. Scheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The forces that imperil Earth threaten present, permanent, and dramatic changes for life on the planet. What is the moral vision required to understand Earth’s goodness and humanity’s place in it? ... More


The Sovereignty of Good

Mick Smith

in Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter talks about “Good” as the original principle of political authority and as a sovereign limit on the exercise of politics. It discusses Plato’s dialogue Critias, which offers an account ... More


Comparative Theology and Ecological Ethics

Daniel P. Scheid

in The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Before exploring the cosmic common good in non-Christian religious traditions, this chapter outlines the methodology of comparative theology, drawing primarily on the work of Francis X. Clooney, ... More


Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms

Jeffrey Bilbro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176406
eISBN:
9780813176437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Over the past fifty years, Wendell Berry has been arguing that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence. Such an intelligence does not look for big, ... More


In Relation to the Lack of Environmental Policy

Mick Smith

in Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter outlines the possibilities for rethinking and constituting ecological ethics and politics. It talks about legislative completeness, as the regulative counterpart to the global metastasis ... More


Epilogue: Unfrozen in Time

Andrew Stuhl

in Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226416649
eISBN:
9780226416786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416786.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter returns to contemporary media narratives about the Arctic to connect the colonial and environmental history of science with the present. It presents a brief history of conflict within ... More


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