Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 last crane : modernity and the end of grace
Ch. 2 Letting the world grow old
Ch. 3 Becoming native
Ch. 4 Julia's farm : fertility
Ch. 5 Hamilton downs : philosophy in the field ... of being
Ch. 6 white heron : grace and the native self
Ch. 7 Merri Creek : to the source of the given
Ch. 8 Barramunga : return to the doorstep of night.
Freya Mathews identifies what she calls a materialist premise of modernity and explains the implications of it for major cultural aspects of modern civilization. When materialism is set aside she suggests, the world is acknowledged as having an inner life of its own with attendant capacities for poetic engagement and expression, then the entire focus of culture shifts. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (ix, 213 pages) : illustrations. Digital: data file.
Invitation to Panpsychism
Love and Metaphysics
Defense of Panpsychism
An Argument from Realism
The Way of the One and the Many
A Practice of Encounter
The Priority of Encounter Over Knowledge
Suffering and the Tree of Life
From Pan to Eros and Psyche: The Testimony of the Tower
Epilogue: Moon and Crow: The Double Edge of Eros
A Survey of De-Realization in Modern Philosophy: From Idealism to Poststructuralism
Frans Hoogland on 'Living Country'.
"In For Love of Matter Freya Mathews challenges basic assumptions of Western science, modern philosophy, and environmental philosophy, arguing that the environmental crisis is a symptom of a larger, metaphysical crisis. Western science rests on the premise that the world is an inert backdrop to human presence rather than a communicative presence in its own right, one capable of dialogical congress with us. Mathews explores the transformative effects of a substitution of the latter, panpsychist premise for the former, materialist one. She suggests that to exist in a dialogical modality is to enter an expanded realm of eros in which the self and world are mutually kindled into a larger, more incandescent state of realization. She argues that any adequate philosophical response to the so-called "environmental crisis" cannot be encompassed within the minor disciple of environmental philosophy but must instead address the full range of existential questions."--Jacket.
The environmental philosophy that has grown out of the ecological movement has often been accused of providing no rational arguments for the holistic concepts it embraces. This is one of the first book-length treatments of the metaphysical foundations of ecological ethics. The author offers a metaphysical view of the ecological intuition that we are in some sense "one with" nature and that everything is connected with everything else. "The Ecological Self" considers and rejects the dominant atomistic metaphysics implicit in Newtonian physics. By drawing on Einsteinian cosmology, modern systems theory and the philosophy of Spinoza, Freya Mathews is able to elaborate a new "metaphysics of interconnectedness". The work is aimed at those who study environmental philosophy, as well as those wishing to explore how traditional disciplines such as physics and metaphysics can throw light on some areas of the ecological movement. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Political and ecological communication, John S. Dryzek
towards a green world order - environment and world politics, Janna Thompson
power-trading and the environment, John Burnheim
community and the ecological self, Freya Mathews
environment, democracy and community, Ian Barns
has democracy failed ecology? an ecofeminist perspective, Val Plumwood
liberal democracy and the rights of nature - the struggle for inclusion, Robyn Eckersley
"monkeywrenching" and the processes of democracy, Robert Young
the greening of participatory democracy - reconsiderations of theory, Bronwyn M. Hayward.
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What is the optimal political framework for environmental reform reform on a scale commensurate with the global ecological crisis? In particular, how adequate are liberal forms of parliamentary democracy to the challenge posed by this crisis? These are the questions pondered by the contributors to this volume. Exploration of the possibilities of democracy gives rise to certain common themes. These are the relation between ecological morality and political structures or procedures and the question of the structure of decision-making and distribution of information in political systems. The idea of 'democracy without traditional boundaries' is discussed as a key both to environmentalism in an age of global ecology and to the revitalisation of democracy itself in a world of increasingly protean constituencies and mutable boundaries. (source: Nielsen Book Data)