The Natural Alien: Humankind and Environment / Edition 2

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Overview

In this eloquent and sympathetic book, Evernden evaluates the international environmental movement and the underlying assumptions that could doom it to failure. Beginning with a simple definition of environmentalists as "those who confess a concern for the non-human," he reviews what is inherent in industrial societies to make them so resistant to the concerns of environmentalists. His analysis draws on citing such diverse sources as Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and TIME, and examines how we tend to think about the world and how we might think about it.

The book does not offer solutions to environmental questions, but it does offer the hope that there can be new ways of thinking and flexibility in human/environmental relations. Although humans seem alienated from our the natural world, we can develop a new understanding of 'self in the world.'

The second edition has a new preface and an epilogue in which Evernden analyses the latest environmental catch-phrase: sustainable development.

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Editorial Reviews

Montreal Gazette
'The argument he presents in this short book is concise, clearly written and unsettling. It's an argument not easily unravelled - even for those of us who would take issue with his assumptions - and not easily dismissed.'
— Rick Boychuk
Globe and Mail
'...an ambitious but necessary clarion call to environmental arms. We ignore it at our and future generations' peril.'
— Alan C. Hutchinson
Rick Boychuk
'The argument he presents in this short book is concise, clearly written and unsettling. It's an argument not easily unravelled - even for those of us who would take issue with his assumptions - and not easily dismissed.'
Alan C. Hutchinson
'...an ambitious but necessary clarion call to environmental arms. We ignore it at our and future generations' peril.'
From the Publisher
'The argument he presents in this short book is concise, clearly written and unsettling. It's an argument not easily unravelled - even for those of us who would take issue with his assumptions - and not easily dismissed.'

'...an ambitious but necessary clarion call to environmental arms. We ignore it at our and future generations' peril.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802077851
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,422,393
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Evernden is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
The Environmentalists' Dilemma
1 Talking about the Mountain 3
The Cultural Dimension
2 The Fields of Self 35
3 Returning to Experience 55
The Organic Dimension
4 A Biology of Subjects 73
5 Natural Aliens 103
The Context of Environmentalism
6 The Shells of Belief 125
Epilogue 145
Notes 155
Index 169
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