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Environment and Philosophy

1st Edition

By Emily Brady, with Jane Howarth, Vernon Pratt


188 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

This series introduces core topics for environmental study and presents unparalleled interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Focusing on human-environmental interrelationships, these concise, engaging, user-friendly texts respond particularly well to the demands of modular learning. Each text in the series features:

  • summaries of key concepts and contextual introductions to each topic
  • uniform, attractive, series design
  • informative diagrams illustrating key concepts and issues
  • annotated reading lists and end of chapter questions
  • lively global case-studies boxed throughout the text.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography