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Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place (December 2017)
From Values to Practice in Sustainable Agriculture
Todd LeVasseur - Author

Examines religious communities as advocates of environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture practices.

Writing at the interface of religion and nature theory, US religious history, and environmental ethics, Todd LeVasseur presents the case for the emergence of a nascent “religious agrarianism” within certain subsets of Judaism and Christianity in the United States. Adherents of this movement, who share an e...(Read More)
 
 
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth (July 2017)
Reading Gary Snyder and Dogen in an Age of Ecological Crisis
Jason M. Wirth - Author

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Meditating on the work of American poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder and thirteenth-century Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dōgen, Jason M. Wirth draws out insights for understanding our relation to the planet’s ongoing ecological crisis. He discusses what Dōgen calls “the Great Earth” and what...(Read More)
 
 
The Variety of Integral Ecologies
The Variety of Integral Ecologies (June 2017)
Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era
Sam Mickey - Editor
Sean Kelly - Editor
Adam Robbert - Editor
Mary Evelyn Tucker - Foreword by

Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.

In the current era of increasing planetary interconnectedness, ecological theories and practices are called to become more inclusive, complex, and comprehensive. The diverse contributions to this book offer a range of integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the huma...(Read More)
 
 
Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism
Neo-Confucian Ecological Humanism (May 2017)
An Interpretive Engagement with Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692)
Nicholas S. Brasovan - Author

Addresses Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi’s neo-Confucianism from the perspective of contemporary ecological humanism.

In this novel engagement with Ming Dynasty philosopher Wang Fuzhi (1619–1692), Nicholas S. Brasovan presents Wang’s neo-Confucianism as an important theoretical resource for engaging with contemporary ecological humanism. Brasovan coins the term “person-in-the-wor...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought
Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought (May 2014)
J. Baird Callicott - Editor
James McRae - Editor

Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought.

Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought provides a welcome sequel to the foundational volume in Asian environmental ethics Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought. That volume, edited by J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames and published in 1989, inaugurated comparative env...(Read More)
 
 
Ecology Is Permanent Economy
Ecology Is Permanent Economy (July 2013)
The Activism and Environmental Philosophy of Sunderlal Bahuguna
George Alfred James - Author

Explores the nonviolent philosophy and environmental activism of India’s Sunderlal Bahuguna.

For decades, Sunderlal Bahuguna has been an environmental activist in his native India, well known for his efforts on behalf of the Himalayas and its people. In the 1970s, he was instrumental in the successful Chipko (or “hug”) movement during which local people hugged trees to prevent logging for outside...(Read More)
 
 
The Ordination of a Tree
The Ordination of a Tree (December 2012)
The Thai Buddhist Environmental Movement
Susan M. Darlington - Author

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

Thai Buddhist monks wrap orange clerical robes around trees to protect forests. “Ordaining” a tree is a provocative ritual that has become the symbol of a small but influential monastic movement aimed at reversing environmental degradation and the unsustainable economic development and consumerism that fuel it. Thi...(Read More)
 
 
Plants as Persons
Plants as Persons (May 2011)
A Philosophical Botany
Matthew Hall - Author

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

Plants are people too? Not exactly, but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants, arguing that they are other-than-human persons. Plants constitute the bulk of our visible biomass, underpin all natural ecosystems, and make life on Earth possible. Yet plants are considered passive...(Read More)
 
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