A Companion to Environmental Thought

A Companion to Environmental Thought

By: Peter Hay (author)Paperback

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A Companion to Environmental Thought sets out to introduce the many strands of thought within the western environment movement. It provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and endlessly transforming state of western environmentalism, surveying the main strands of thought from the fields of politics, philosophy, religion, and economics. Peter Hay presents the major issues debated in these fields by environmentalists, and also by their opponents. Each chapter covers the main strands of thought in detail and also includes the seminal contributions from any 'sub-strands'. Each chapter concludes with a section considering the problems that face the particular line of thought presented. With its broad-ranging coverage this book is likely to become a core textbook on all environment-related courses.

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About Author

Peter Hay is a Reader in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania.


The ecological impulse; eco-philosophy; ecofeminism; religion, spirituality and the green movement; green critiques of science and knowledge; reclaiming place - seeking an authentic ground for being; green political thought - the authoritarian and conservative traditions; environmental liberalisms - green thought meets the dismal science; green political thought - the socialist traditions; seeking "Homo Ecologicus" - ecology, democracy, postmodernism.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/02/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780748615810
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780748615810
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 0748615814

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