Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought

by Peter Hay, P R Hay
     
 

Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought provides an inclusive and balanced survey of the major issues debated by Western environmentalists over the last three decades. Peter Hay examines issues in philosophy, religion, politics, and economics as presented or criticized by environmentalists. Topics covered include the roots of environmental philosophy; the

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Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought provides an inclusive and balanced survey of the major issues debated by Western environmentalists over the last three decades. Peter Hay examines issues in philosophy, religion, politics, and economics as presented or criticized by environmentalists. Topics covered include the roots of environmental philosophy; the development of ecophilosophy, deep ecology, and ecofeminism; how religion relates to environmental values; environmentalists’ writings on science and epistemology; animal liberation; the role of place; the economic dimensions of environmental thought; environmental writing in various political traditions; and "green" writers’ critiques of political movements. The work draws from the disciplines of philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and cultural studies. Clearly and accessibly written and including a comprehensive bibliography, Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought is well suited both as a handbook and guide to the large environmental literature and as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental studies

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253340535
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. The Ecological Impulse
2. Ecophilosophy
3. Ecofeminism
4. Religion, Spirituality, and the Green Movement
5. Green Critiques of Science and Knowledge
6. Reclaiming Place: Seeking an Authentic Ground for Being
7. Green Political Thought: The Authoritarian and Conservative Traditions
8. Environmental Liberalisms: Green Thought Meets the Dismal Science
9. Green Political Thought: The Socialist Traditions
10. Seeking Homo Ecologicus: Ecology, Democracy, Postmodernism
Thoughts by Way of Conclusion: The Tenacity of Environmentalism
Bibliography
Index

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