The Philosophy of Ecology

Written By David R. Keller
The Philosophy of Ecology
  • Publsiher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 23 June 2021
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
  • Pages : 366 pages
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The Philosophy of Ecology

The Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : David R. Keller,Frank B. Golley
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

The Philosophy of Ecology

The Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : James Justus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-10
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : Introduces the philosophical issues which ecology poses about the biological world and the environmental sciences attempting to protect it....

Ecology and Justice Citizenship in Biotic Communities

Ecology and Justice   Citizenship in Biotic Communities
  • Author : David R. Keller
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-30
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : This is the first book to outline a basic philosophy of ecology using the standard categories of academic philosophy: metaphysics, axiology, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, and political philosophy. The problems of global justice invariably involve ecological factors. Yet the science of ecology is itself imbued with philosophical questions. Therefore, studies in ...

Philosophy Humanity and Ecology

Philosophy  Humanity and Ecology
  • Author : Odera Oruka
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996-08-01
  • Total pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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....

Hyperobjects

Hyperobjects
  • Author : Timothy Morton
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

Minding Nature

Minding Nature
  • Author : David Macauley
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-29
  • Total pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

Philosophy of Ecology

Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-05-16
  • Total pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology

Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology
  • Author : William A. Reiners,Jeffrey A. Lockwood
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-12
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : Ecologists use a remarkable range of methods and techniques to understand complex, inherently variable, and functionally diverse entities and processes across a staggering range of spatial, temporal and interactive scales. These multiple perspectives make ecology very different to the exemplar of science often presented by philosophers. In Philosophical Foundations for ...

Contributions to Law Philosophy and Ecology

Contributions to Law  Philosophy and Ecology
  • Author : Ruth Thomas-Pellicer,Vito De Lucia,Sian Sullivan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

A Film Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

A Film Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment
  • Author : Rupert Read
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-17
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy
  • Author : Sahotra Sarkar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : In this comprehensive guide, environmental theorist Sahotra Sarkar delves into our thinking around these issues, covering ethics, decision theory, conservation biology, restoration ecology, sustainability, and more....

Environmental Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy
  • Author : Michael E. Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 495
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : This text explores the full spectrum of concerns in contemporary eco-philosophy: environmental ethics, ecofeminism and social justice, environmental continental philosophy, and political ecology....

The Philosophy of Ecology

The Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : David R. Keller,Frank B. Golley
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : 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 ...

Environment and Philosophy

Environment and Philosophy
  • Author : Emily Brady,with Jane Howarth,Vernon Pratt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-26
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : Environment and Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to the radical challenges that environmentalism poses to concepts that have become almost second nature in the modern world. These include: * the ideas of science and objectivity * the conventional placement of the human being within the environment * the individualism of convential Modern thought ...

The Philosophy of Ecology

The Philosophy of Ecology
  • Author : James Justus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-10
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780820322209
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Summary : Ecology is indispensable to understanding the biological world and addressing the environmental problems humanity faces. Its philosophy has never been more important. In this book, James Justus introduces readers to the philosophically rich issues ecology poses. Besides its crucial role in biological science generally, climate change, biodiversity loss, and other ...