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Philosophy of Ecology

Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 16 May 2011
  • ISBN : 9780080930756
  • Pages : 444 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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The most pressing problems facing humanity today — over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market — are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application of ecology to policy or other practical concerns right, humanity needs a clear and disinterested philosophical understanding of ecology which can help identify the practical lessons of science. Conversely, the urgent practical demands humanity faces today cannot help but direct scientific and philosophical investigation toward the basis of those ecological challenges that threaten human survival. This book will help to fuel the timely renaissance of interest in philosophy of ecology that is now occurring in the philosophical profession. Provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findings Covers theory and applications Encourages multi-disciplinary dialogue


Philosophy of Ecology

Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 16 May 2011
GET THIS BOOKPhilosophy of Ecology

The most pressing problems facing humanity today — over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market — are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application of ecology to


The Philosophy of Ecology

The Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : David R. Keller,Frank B. Golley
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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This is the first introductory anthology on the philosophy of ecology edited by an ecologist and a philosopher. It illustrates the range of philosophical approaches available to ecologists and provides a basis for understanding the thinking on which many of today's environmental ideas are founded. Collectively, these seminal readings make a powerful statement on the value of ecological knowledge and thinking in alleviating the many problems of modern industrial civilization. Issues covered include: the challenges of defining scientific ecology, tracing


Minding Nature

Minding Nature
  • Author : David Macauley
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release : 29 March 1996
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Philosophers, Henri Bergson once observed, "seem to philosophize as if they were sealed in the privacy of their study and did not live on a planet surrounded by the vast organic world of animals, plants, insects, and protozoa." Providing a solid overview of ecological philosophy and original insights into this developing field, Minding Nature focuses on some of the most influential thinkers who, in fact, have emphasized our natural relations to the earth, our social creations, and each other. Combining


Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology

Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology
  • Author : Ruth Thomas-Pellicer,Vito De Lucia,Sian Sullivan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKContributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology

Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments is a preliminary contribution to the establishment of re-embodiments as a theoretical strand within legal and ecological theory, and philosophy. Re-embodiments are all those contemporary practices and processes that exceed the epistemic horizon of modernity. As such, they offer a plurality of alternative modes of theory and practice that seek to counteract the ecocidal tendencies of the Anthropocene. The collection comprises eleven contributions approaching re-embodiments from a multiplicity of fields, including legal


A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment
  • Author : Rupert Read
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 September 2020
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Inspired by the philosophy of Wittgenstein and his idea that the purpose of real philosophical thinking is not to discover something new, but to show in a strikingly different light what is already there, this book provides philosophical readings of a number of 'arthouse' and Hollywood films. Each chapter contains a discussion of two films--one explored in greater detail and the other analyzed as a minor key which reveals the possibility for the book's ideas to be applied across different


Parallax of Growth

Parallax of Growth
  • Author : Ole Bjerg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 15 March 2018
GET THIS BOOKParallax of Growth

Parallax of Growth explores the ideas of economy and ecology and the factors that have put them on a collision course. Bjerg argues that our current mode of economic organization is characterized by an inherent debt drive, whereby the creation of money through the issuance of commercial bank credit has locked our economy into a vicious circle of forced growth and increasing debt. Parallax of Growth is not a catalogue of solutions to the ecological or the economic crisis. The



Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World

Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World
  • Author : Ricardo Rozzi,S.T.A. Pickett,Clare Palmer,Juan J. Armesto,J. Baird Callicott
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 February 2014
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To comprehensively address the complexities of current socio-ecological problems involved in global environmental change, it is indispiseble to achieve an integration of ecological understanding and ethical values. Contemporary science proposes an inclusive ecosystem concept that recognizes humans as components. Contemporary environmental ethics includes eco-social justice and the realization that as important as biodiversity is cultural diversity, inter-cultural, inter-institutional, and international collaboration requiring a novel approach known as biocultural conservation. Right action in confronting the challenges of the 21st century requires


Spinoza and Deep Ecology

Spinoza and Deep Ecology
  • Author : Eccy de Jonge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 March 2017
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Spinoza and Deep Ecology explores the philosophical, psychological and political assumptions that underpin a concern for nature, offering specific suggestions how the domination of humans and nature may be overcome. It is primarily intended as an introduction to the philosophy of ecology, known as deep ecology, and to the way Spinoza's philosophy has been put to this aim. Only a self-realisation, along the lines of Spinoza's philosophy, can afford a philosophy of care which is inclusive of humans and the


Ecological Investigations

Ecological Investigations
  • Author : Adam C. Konopka
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 09 September 2019
GET THIS BOOKEcological Investigations

These investigations identify and clarify some basic assumptions and methodological principles involved in ecological explanations of plant associations. How are plants geographically distributed into characteristic groups? What are the basic conditions that organize groups of interspecific plant populations that are characteristic of particular kinds of habitats? Answers to these questions concerning the geographical distribution of plants in late 19th century European plant geography and early 20th century American plant ecology can be distinguished according to differing logical assumptions concerning the


Dark Ecology

Dark Ecology
  • Author : Timothy Morton
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 12 April 2016
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Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Deckard travels this oedipal path in Blade Runner (1982) when he learns that he might be the enemy he has been ordered to pursue. Ecological awareness takes this shape because ecological phenomena have a loop form that is also fundamental to the structure of how things are. The logistics of agricultural society resulted


Toward a General Philosophy of Ecology

Toward a General Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : Kevin Leo De Laplante
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 25 February 1998
GET THIS BOOKToward a General Philosophy of Ecology

The dissertation is divided into three parts, with three chapters in Part One, four chapters in Part Two, and two chapters in Part Three. Part One is a survey and critique of the role of ecology in environmental philosophy. Part Two develops a conceptual framework for a general philosophy of ecology based on developments in complex systems approaches in theoretical ecology and ecological psychology. Complexity and complex systems theories play a large role in the argument of the dissertation, and


Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology

Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology
  • Author : Odera Oruka
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 01 August 1996
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The first volume of the proceedings of the Nairobi World Conference of Philosophy (July 21-25, 1991). Includes 40 papers: environment and the philosophy of nature; philosophy, politics and language; and discussions on environmental ethics. Extensive references.


The Philosophy of Social Ecology

The Philosophy of Social Ecology
  • Author : Murray Bookchin
  • Publisher : Black Rose Books Limited
  • Release : 25 February 1995
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Decades ago when the concern over the ecology centred around problems of conventional environmentalism, Murray Bookchin was already at work formulating his unique philosophy of social ecology, offered here in this second, revised edition.


Hyperobjects

Hyperobjects
  • Author : Timothy Morton
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 01 October 2013
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Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy not only our control but also our understanding. Global warming is perhaps the most dramatic example of what Timothy Morton calls “hyperobjects”—entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the