The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and a Sense of Humanity

The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and a Sense of Humanity

by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742534480

ISBN-13: 9780742534483

Pub. Date: 01/19/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Written as a series of lectures, The Ecological Life offers a humanistic perspective on environmental philosophy that challenges some of the dogmas of deep ecology and radical environmentalism while speaking for their best desires. The book argues that being human-centered leaves us open to ecological identifications, rather than the opposite. Bendik-Keymer draws

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Written as a series of lectures, The Ecological Life offers a humanistic perspective on environmental philosophy that challenges some of the dogmas of deep ecology and radical environmentalism while speaking for their best desires. The book argues that being human-centered leaves us open to ecological identifications, rather than the opposite. Bendik-Keymer draws on analytic and continental traditions of philosophy as well as literature and visual media. He argues for a sense of ecological justice consonant with human rights, and shows how humanistic thinking is committed to deepening respect for life and our ecological orientation. In a clear, jargon-free and conversational tone, The Ecological Life presents a timely and important contribution to civic engagement in an ecological century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742534483
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/19/2006
Series:
Nature's Meaning Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Becoming a Citizen of Earth Chapter 2 Moral Attention and Justice Chapter 3 The Idea of an Ecological Orientation Chapter 4 Rooted in Our Humanity Chapter 5 Relationships between Humans and Lands Chapter 6 Being True to Ourselves Chapter 7 Maturity's Idealism Chapter 8 A Circle of Life Chapter 9 Thoughts and Laws of Earth Chapter 10 The Sky inside the City

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