The Presence of Nature: A Study in Phenomenology and Environmental Philosophy

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

bySimon P. James

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Are any nonhuman animals conscious? Why, if at all, should we strive to conserve natural environments? In what sense are we parts of nature? In this book, Simon James draws on a range of philosophical and literary sources to develop original answers to these and other questions, setting out a refreshingly new approach to environmental philosophy.

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Are any nonhuman animals conscious? Why, if at all, should we strive to conserve natural environments? In what sense are we parts of nature? In this book, Simon James draws on a range of philosophical and literary sources to develop original answers to these and other questions, setting out a refreshingly new approach to environmental ...

SIMON P. JAMES has degrees in biology, history and philosophy of science and philosophy. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Durham University, UK. He is the author of Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics (2004) and, with David E. Cooper, Buddhism, Virtue and Environment (2005). 

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.08 × 5.68 × 0.61 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222366

ISBN - 13:9780230222366

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Our Place in Nature
Animal Minds
Nature's Value, and Other Obsessions
Why Conserve Nature?
Beyond the Human
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index