E-books: Environment & Philosophy

  • The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis: Rethinking modernity in a new epoch book cover

    The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis

    Rethinking modernity in a new epoch, 1st Edition

    Edited by Clive Hamilton, François Gemenne, Christophe Bonneuil

    The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene…

    eBook – 2015-05-15
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Chinese Environmental Aesthetics: Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China book cover

    Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

    Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Cipriani

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in…

    eBook – 2015-05-15
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development: From planetary management to stewardship book cover

    Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development

    From planetary management to stewardship, 1st Edition

    By Mark Charlesworth

    Global environmental issues such as climate change and species loss are intensifying despite our best efforts to combat them. The key reason for this is that the drivers of these problems are closely linked to the industrialism and consumerism that are promoted by governments and other…

    eBook – 2015-05-15
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Science, Philosophy and Sustainability: The End of the Cartesian dream book cover

    Science, Philosophy and Sustainability

    The End of the Cartesian dream, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Silvio Funtowicz

    For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge. This process of change has to include a new commitment to knowledge…

    eBook – 2015-02-27
    Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

  • Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics book cover

    Environmental Skill

    Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry…

    eBook – 2015-02-20
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism book cover

    The Denial of Nature

    Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism, 1st Edition

    By Arne Johan Vetlesen

    A study of the increasingly precarious relationship between humans and nature, this book seeks to go beyond work already contributed to the environmental movement. It does so by highlighting the importance of experiencing, rather than merely theorizing nature, while realizing that such experience…

    eBook – 2015-02-11
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life: Interdisciplinary perspectives book cover

    Sustainable Consumption and the Good Life

    Interdisciplinary perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Lykke Syse, Martin Lee Mueller

    What does it mean to live a good life in a time when the planet is overheating, the human population continues to steadily reach new peaks, oceans are turning more acidic, and fertile soils the world over are eroding at unprecedented rates? These and other simultaneous harms and threats demand…

    eBook – 2014-11-20
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Food Ethics: The Basics book cover

    Food Ethics: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Ronald L. Sandler

    Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: • Should we eat animals? • Are locally…

    eBook – 2014-10-17
    The Basics

  • Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change book cover

    Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Martin Bunzl

    When it comes to climate change, the greatest difficulty we face is that we do not know the likely degree of change or its cost, which means that environmental policy decisions have to be made under uncertainty. This book offers an accessible philosophical treatment of the broad range of ethical…

    eBook – 2014-09-25

  • Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times book cover

    Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

    Critical Thought for Turbulent Times, 1st Edition

    By Paul Anderson

    Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    Environmental Politics

  • The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg book cover

    The Biosphere and the Bioregion

    Essential Writings of Peter Berg, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cheryll Glotfelty, Eve Quesnel

    Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept of bioregionalism, Peter Berg (1937-2011) is a founding figure of contemporary…

    eBook – 2014-07-17
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals): An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology book cover

    Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals)

    An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Brennan

    Ecology – unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry – is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to holism, and by a mystical quasi-religious conception of the ecosystem. In this title, first…

    eBook – 2014-07-16
    Routledge Revivals

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