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Author Foss, Jeffrey E., 1948-

Title Beyond environmentalism : a philosophy of nature / Jeffrey E. Foss
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 325 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: why I wrote this book -- The need for a philosophy of nature -- Environmentalism's apocalyptic assumption -- Environmentalism's transcendental objective -- Environmentalism's anti-human bias -- Science, environmentalism, and environmental science -- Pure environmental science -- Nature and the sacred -- Nature and romance -- Nature and values -- Backward or forward? -- A vision of the future -- Case studies -- Feature boxes
Summary Beyond Environmentalism is the first book of its kind to present a timely and relevant analysis of environmentalism. This innovative book discusses the inconsistencies, both scientific and philosophical, of popular environmentalism and sheds new perspectives on the issues, causes, and debates that embrace society today. The goal is not to settle environmental issues once and for all, but rather to provide the basis for more reasoned, scientific, and productive debates. The need for a new philosophy of nature is explored through methodological discussion of several topics, including: the ris
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-315) and index
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Subject Environmentalism.
Naturalness (Environmental sciences)
Philosophy of nature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0470413697 (electronic bk.)
9780470413692 (electronic bk.)