The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Old World and New World Perspectives in Environmental Philosophy

Transatlantic Conversations

Editors: Drenthen, Martin, Keulartz, Jozef (Eds.)

  • The first book that combines American and European perspectives on environmental philosophy
  • The only book dealing with transatlantic conversations about ecological restoration and conservation
  • Brings together environmental philosophers from the analytic and continental traditions
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About this book

This is the first collection of essays in which European and American philosophers explicitly think out their respective contributions and identities as environmental thinkers in the analytic and continental traditions. The American/European, as well as Analytic/Continental collaboration here bears fruit helpful for further theorizing and research. The essays group around three well-defined areas of questioning all focusing on the amelioration/management of environmentally, historically and traditionally diminished landscapes. The first part deals with differences between New World and the Old World perspectives on nature and landscape restoration in general, the second focuses on the meaning of ecological restoration of cultural landscapes, and the third on the meaning of the wolf and of wildness. It does so in a way that the strengths of each philosophical school—continental and analytic—comes to the fore in order to supplement the other’s approach. This text is open to educated readers across all disciplines, particularly those interested in restoration/adaptation ecology, the cultural construction of place and landscape, the ongoing conversation about wilderness, the challenges posed to global environmental change. The text may also be a gold mine for doctoral students looking for dissertation projects in environmental philosophy that are inclusive of continental and analytic traditions. This text is rich in innovative approaches to the questions they raise that are reasonably well thought out. The fact that the essays in each section really do resonate with one another directly is also intellectually exciting and very helpful in working out the full dimensions of each question raised in the volume.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Drenthen, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Extracting Culture or Injecting Nature? Rewilding in Transatlantic Perspective

    Hall, Marcus

    Pages 17-35

  • Restoration and Authenticity Revisited

    Hourdequin, Marion (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Conceiving the Earth Itself as Our Garden

    Cameron, W. S. K.

    Pages 53-71

  • Wilderness Recognized: Environments Free from Human Control

    Scotney, Robert

    Pages 73-90

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-07683-6
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38196-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Old World and New World Perspectives in Environmental Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Transatlantic Conversations
Editors
  • Martin Drenthen
  • Jozef Keulartz
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07683-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07683-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07682-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38196-1
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
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