Thinking about the Environment: Our Debt to the Classical and Medieval Past

Lexington Books, 2002 - 226 Seiten
Why should the work of the ancient and the medievals, so far as it relates to nature, still be of interest and an inspiration to us now? The contributions to this enlightening volume explore and uncover contemporary scholarship's debt to the classical and medieval past. Thinking About the Environment synthesizes religious thought and environmental theory to trace a trajectory from Mesopotamian mythology and classical and Hellenistic Greek, through classical Latin writers, to medieval Christian views of the natural world and our relationship with it. The work also offers medieval Arabic and Jewish views on humanity's inseparability from nature. The volume concludes with a study of the breakdown between science and value in contemporary ecological thought. Thinking About the Environment will be a invaluable source book for those seeking to address environmental ethics from a historical perspective.

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The Greek Conception of the Environment
Una volta fui arbusto e muto pesce del mare
Environmental Issues in Hellenistic Philosophy
Our Ambiguous Relationship
Augustine and Love of the Environment

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Über den Autor (2002)

Thomas M. Robinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Laura Westra is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Windsor and the author or editor of numerous books, including Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice (with Bill Lawson, Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd edition, 2001), An Environmental Proposal for Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), The Greeks and the Environment (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and Technology and Values (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

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