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Environmental skill : motivation, knowledge, and the possibility of a non-romantic environmental ethics

Author: Mark Coeckelbergh
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1 [edition]View all editions and formats
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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 into the conditions of possibility for environmental change. It discusses how we can become more motivated to do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coeckelbergh, Mark.
Environmental skill.
New York : Routledge, 2015
(DLC) 2014041809
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Coeckelbergh
ISBN: 1317500156 9781317500155 9781315714158 1315714159
OCLC Number: 904811561
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; PART I Environmental Motivation and Knowledge: Ancient and Modern Lessons from Philosophy and Psychology; 2 The Moral Psychology of Environmental "Sin"; 3 Lessons from Contemporary Psychology; PART II The Janus Face of Modern Environmentalism: Enlightenment and Romanticism; 4 Enlightenment Reason and Liberation Politics; 5 Romantic Feeling for Nature; PART III Beyond Nature, Beyond Modernity, Beyond Thinking: A Non-Romantic, Non-Modern Approach. 6 Beyond "Nature" and Modernity: Towards Non-Dualistic Thinking7 Beyond Environmental Thinking (1): Skilled Engagement; 8 Beyond Environmental Thinking (2): Exercising Virtue and Moral Sentiment; PART IV Implications for Environmental Ethics and Philosophy of Technology; 9 Implications for Environmental Ethics (1): Beyond Walking in "Nature"; 10 Implications for Environmental Ethics (2): Exploring the Possibility of Non-Modern and Non-Romantic Environmental Living; 11 The Art of Environmental Practice as an Ethics of Skill: Revisiting the Problem of Technology and Its Relation to Alienation. 12 Conclusion: The Possibility of a New Environmental EthicsBibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory.
Responsibility: by Mark Coeckelbergh.

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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 into the conditions of possibility for environmental change. It discusses how we can become more motivated to do environmental good and what kind of knowledge we need for this, and explores the relations between motivation, knowledge, and modernity. After reviewing a broad range of possible philosophica.

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