Environment and Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to the radical challenges that environmentalism poses to concepts that have become almost second nature in the modern world. These include:
* the ideas of science and objectivity
* the conventional placement of the human being within the environment
* the individualism of convential Modern thought
Written in an accessible way for those without a background in philosophy, this text examines ways of thinking about ourselves, nature and our relationship with nature. It offers an introduction to the phenomenological perspective on environmental issues, and also to the questions of what natural beauty is.
'This is probably the best available introductory text on the subject.' - Prof Brian Field, De Montfort University
'Recommended not only to those who are involved with environmental questions, but also to researchers in natural and social sciences. A philosophical reflexion would certainly have the advantage of giving a new dimension to their own approach.' - Cybergeo