Climate Change and Philosophy : Transformational Possibilities Hardback
Edited by Ruth Irwin
Part of the Continuum Studies in Philosophy series
This is a hugely important collection of essays that examines the significance of philosophical inquiry in relation to the issue of climate change. "Climate Change and Philosophy" presents ten original essays by an international team of expert contributors, exploring the important contribution philosophical inquiry can make to contemporary debates to do with climate change and the global environment.
Examining this hugely topical issue through the lens of environmental philosophy, political theory, philosophy of technology, philosophy of education and feminist theory, these essays interrogate some of the presumptions that inform modernity and our interaction with natural processes.
The book asks fundamental questions about human nature and, more importantly, the concept of 'nature' itself.
The conceptual frameworks presented here contribute to an understanding of the processes of change, of social transformation, and the means of adapting to the constraints that problems such as climate change pose.
The book proposes a way of beginning the important task of rethinking the relationship between humanity and the natural environment. Through enquiry into the basic philosophical principles that inform modern society, each author asserts that reflection informs change and that change is both required and possible in the context of the environmental crisis facing us today. "Continuum Studies in Philosophy" presents cutting-edge scholarship in all the major areas of research and study.
The wholly original arguments, perspectives and research findings in titles in this series make it an important and stimulating resource for students and academics from a range of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 258 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 19/01/2010
- Category: Philosophy
- ISBN: 9780826440655