Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason

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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.

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Sandra Harding
...a splendid contribution to contemporary debates about environmental issues.
— Sandra Harding, UCLA
Karen Warren
...vintage Plumwood: clear, insightful, well-argued, compelling....Anyone interested in environmental, feminist, or political philosophy will want to read it.
— (Karen Warren, Macalaster College)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415178778
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/18/2002
  • Series: Environmental Philosophies Series
  • Pages: 304
  • 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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