The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and a Sense of Humanity (Nature's Meaning)

The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and a Sense of Humanity (Nature's Meaning)

By: Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (author)Paperback

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Written as a series of lectures, The Ecological Life offers a humanistic perspective on environmental philosophy that challenges some of the dogmas of deep ecology and radical environmentalism while speaking for their best desires. The book argues that being human-centered leaves us open to ecological identifications, rather than the opposite. Bendik-Keymer draws on analytic and continental traditions of philosophy as well as literature and visual media. He argues for a sense of ecological justice consonant with human rights, and shows how humanistic thinking is committed to deepening respect for life and our ecological orientation. In a clear, jargon-free and conversational tone, The Ecological Life presents a timely and important contribution to civic engagement in an ecological century.

About Author

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.


Chapter 1 Becoming a Citizen of Earth Chapter 2 Moral Attention and Justice Chapter 3 The Idea of an Ecological Orientation Chapter 4 Rooted in Our Humanity Chapter 5 Relationships between Humans and Lands Chapter 6 Being True to Ourselves Chapter 7 Maturity's Idealism Chapter 8 A Circle of Life Chapter 9 Thoughts and Laws of Earth Chapter 10 The Sky inside the City

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742534483
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780742534483
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 0742534480

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