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Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Strachan Donnelley, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings

Abstract

Frog Pond Philosophy explores ways of thinking “humans” and “nature” together so as to provide a philosophical and ethical alternative to the separation of human being and the rest of natural being that has been created by dominant currents in modern philosophy and modern science. The book offers two types of reflection that are meant to supplement and complement one another: personal essays and reflections based on direct encounters with nonhuman species and landscapes; and interpretive, philosophical essays devoted to a range of important modern and contemporary thinkers—from Descartes and S ... More

Keywords: conservation, cosmology, ecology, ethics, evolution, life, naturalism, responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813167275
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Strachan Donnelley, author

Ceara Donnelley, editor

Bruce Jennings, editor

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Introduction

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I Two Preludes

1 Prelude

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2 Prelude

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II A Guide for the Naturally Perplexed

3 Frog Pond Philosophy

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5 Kansas on My Mind

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III Variations on Aldo Leopold

9 Nature’s Wildness

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11 Big Little Snake

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13 Leopold’s Wildness

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14 Leopold’s Darwin

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IV Recovering a Philosophy of Nature

17 Neo-Darwinian Cosmologies

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19 The Philosopher’s Poet

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V Postlude

20 Francis of Mepkin

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Editors’ Afterword

Strachan Donnelley