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The Environment free pdf Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers' invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by the environment involves not what it can teach us about ourselves and our place in the cosmic order but rather how we can understand its workings in order to make better decisions about our own conduct regarding it. The resulting inquiry spans different areas of contemporary philosophy, many of which are represented by the fifteen original essays in this volume. The contributors first consider conceptual problems generated by rapid advances in biology and ecology, examining such topics as ecological communities, adaptation, and scientific consensus. The contributors then turn to epistemic and axiological issues, first considering philosophical aspects of environmental decision making and then assessing particular environmental policies (largely relating to climate change), including reparations, remediation, and nuclear power, from a normative perspective.

About William P. Kabasenche

William P. Kabasenche is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Washington State University. Michael O'Rourke is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. Matthew H. Slater is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Bucknell University.

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Author : William P. Kabasenche
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 25 May 2012
ISBN : 0262017407
EAN : 9780262017404
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 316 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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