A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

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Dale Jamieson
Wiley, Feb 28, 2003 - Nature - 531 pages
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A Companion to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering work in the burgeoning field of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking volume contains thirty-six original articles exemplifying the rich diversity of scholarship in this field.


The volume begins by exploring environmental philosophy and the cultural traditions from which it springs. After discussing its roots, and then looking at contemporary environmental ethics, environmental philosophy is brought into conversation with other fields and disciplines such as literature, economics, ecology, and law. The last section focuses on the environmental problems that stimulate current debates.

This Companion is an indispensable reference book for students and researchers in environmental philosophy. It will be enjoyed by anyone who is interested in environmental affairs.

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About the author (2003)

Dale Jamieson is Henry R. Luce Professor in Human Dimensions of Global Change at Carleton College. He is author of Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (2002), and the editor of many books including Singer and His Critics (Blackwell, 1999). For nearly twenty years he taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has also held visiting positions at Cornell University, Monash University in Australia, and Oxford University. He works primarily in the fields of environmental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of biology and mind.

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