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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 41 new and published books in the subject of Environment & Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development

    From planetary management to stewardship

    By Mark Charlesworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Global environmental issues such as climate change and species loss are intensifying despite our best efforts to combat them. The key reason for this is that the drivers of these problems are closely linked to the industrialism and consumerism that are promoted by governments and other...

    Published June 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Nuclear Waste Management and Legitimacy

    Nihilism and Responsibility

    By Mats Andrén

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Nuclear technology places special demands on society and both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes require a large measure of security and monitoring at the international level. This book focuses on nuclear waste management, which can work in democratic countries only if viewed...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

    Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China

    Edited by Gerald Cipriani

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Anthropocene and the Global Environmental Crisis

    Rethinking modernity in a new epoch

    Edited by Clive Hamilton, François Gemenne, Christophe Bonneuil

    Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities

    The Anthropocene, in which humankind has become a geological force, is a major scientific proposal; but it also means that the conceptions of the natural and social worlds on which sociology, political science, history, law, economics and philosophy rest are called into question. The Anthropocene...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Mobilities and Foucault

    Edited by Katharina Manderscheid, Tim Schwanen, David Tyfield

    Although Foucault’s work has been employed and embraced enthusiastically by some ‘mobilities’ scholars, discussion across these two traditions to date has mostly been partial and unsystematic. Yet Foucault’s work can make critical contributions, for example, to thinking about governing mobilities...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Global Ethics on Climate Change

    The Planetary Crisis and Philosophical Alternatives

    Edited by Martin Schonfeld

    The volatility of climate change is increasing. It is bad news, and many climatologists, policy analysts and environmental groups regard the West as the largest contributor to the problems caused by climate change. This book raises questions concerning the systemic and cultural reasons for Western...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Skill

    Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Interpretive Approaches to Global Climate Governance

    (De)constructing the Greenhouse

    Edited by Chris Methmann, Delf Rothe, Benjamin Stephan

    Series: Interventions

    Global climate change is perceived to be one of the biggest challenges for international politics in the 21st century. This work seeks to fuse a global governance perspective together with different interpretive approaches, offering a novel way of looking at international climate politics. Equipped...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Science, Philosophy and Sustainability

    The End of the Cartesian dream

    Edited by Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Silvio Funtowicz

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

    For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge. This process of change has to include a new commitment to knowledge...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Denial of Nature

    Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

    By Arne Johan Vetlesen

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    A study of the increasingly precarious relationship between humans and nature, this book seeks to go beyond work already contributed to the environmental movement. It does so by highlighting the importance of experiencing, rather than merely theorizing nature, while realizing that such experience...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge