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Grounding Knowledge: Environmental Philosophy, Epistemology, and Place

By: Christopher J Preston

University of Georgia Press

Hardback | Feb 2003 | #133418 | ISBN: 0820324507
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Argues that Western epistemology has always ignored the way our physical surroundings shape our mental activity, in favour of an abstracted concept of mind. Even postmodern perspectives emphasise social and cultural factors at the expense of physical ones. Preston goes on to assess the implications of a more situated, rooted account of knowledge for our attitudes to conservation and environmental policy.

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CHRISTOPHER J. PRESTON is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina.

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