Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason

Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason

by Val Plumwood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415178770

ISBN-13: 9780415178778

Pub. Date: 01/18/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this much-needed account of what has gone wrong in our thinking about the environment, Val Plumwood digs at the roots of environmental degradation. She argues that we need to see nature as an end itself, rather than an instrument to get what we want. Using a range of examples, Plumwood presents a radically new picture of how our culture must change to

Overview

In this much-needed account of what has gone wrong in our thinking about the environment, Val Plumwood digs at the roots of environmental degradation. She argues that we need to see nature as an end itself, rather than an instrument to get what we want. Using a range of examples, Plumwood presents a radically new picture of how our culture must change to accommodate nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415178778
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/18/2002
Series:
Environmental Philosophies Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Ecological Crisis of Reason 2. Rationalism and the Ambiguity of Science 3. The Politics of Ecological Rationality 4. Inequality and Ecological Rationality 5. Human-Centredness and its Blindspots 6. Philosophy, Prudence and Anthropocentrism 7. The Ethics of Commodification 8. Towards a Dialogical Interspecies Ethics 9. Unity, Solidarity and Deep Ecology 10. Towards a Spirituality of Place

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