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Spinoza and Deep Ecology: Challenging Traditional Approaches to Environmentalism

By: Eccy de Jonge

192 pages, no illustrations

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #144449 | ISBN: 0754633276
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NHBS Price: £55.00 $69/€65 approx

About this book

Explores the philosophical, psychological and political assumptions that underpin a concern for nature, offering specific suggestions how the domination of humans and nature may be overcome. It is primarily intended as an introduction to the philosophy of ecology, known as deep ecology, and to the influence on it of Spinoza's work.


Contents

Abbreviations of Spinoza's texts; deep ecology - introduction - defining deep ecology; deep ecology verses environmental ethics - an integrated philosophy of care; the ethics of nature; self-realisation - the heart of deep ecology - the nature of the self; the non-moral self; Spinoza - the metaphysics of nature - the aim of metaphysics; from metaphysics to ethics; Spinoza and deep ecology - self analysis; the metaphysics of love; the social and political self - the politics of harm; the ideal civil state.

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