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Return to Nature?: An Ecological Counterhistory

Fred Dallmayr

Abstract

Sustainability has become a compelling topic of domestic and international debate as the world searches for effective solutions to accumulating ecological problems. This book demonstrates how nature has been marginalized, colonized, and abused in the modern era. Although nature was regarded as a matrix that encompassed all beings in premodern and classical thought, modern Western thinkers tend to disregard this original unity, essentially exiling nature from human life. By means of a philosophical counterhistory leading from Spinoza to Dewey and beyond, the book traces successive efforts to co ... More

Keywords: nature, human, ecology, philosophy, holism, environmental philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134338
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134338.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Dallmayr, author