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Facing nature : Lévinas and environmental thought

Author: William Edelglass; James Hatley; Christian Diehm
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : Duquesne University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Applies Emmanuel Levinas's thought in approaching environmental philosophy from both humanistic and nonanthropocentric points of view, arguing that themes at the heart of his work--the significance of the ethical, responsibility, alterity, the vulnerability of the body, bearing witness, and politics--are important for thinking about many of our most pressing contemporary environmental questions"--Provided by  Read more...
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Named Person: Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Lévinas; Emmanuel Levinas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Edelglass; James Hatley; Christian Diehm
ISBN: 9780820704531 0820704539
OCLC Number: 769289550
Description: xx, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: facing nature after Levinas / William Edelglass, James Hatley and Christian Diehm --
Alterity, value, autonomy: Levinas and environmental ethics / Christian Diehm --
Facing animals / Peter Atterton --
Agency, vulnerability, and societas: toward a Levinasian politics of the animal / Doug Halls --
Scarce resources? Levinas, animals, and the environment / Diane Perpich --
Ruined faces / Deborah Bird Rose --
Levinas and Adorno: can there be an ethics of nature? / Eric Sean Nelson --
The earthly politics of ethical an-archē: Arendt, Levinas, and being with others / Mick Smith --
Enjoyment and its discontents: on separation from nature in Levinas / Ted Toadvine --
Earthly morality and the other: from Levinas to environmental sustainability / Silvia Benso --
Rethinking responsibility in an age of anthropogenic climate catastrophe / William Edelglass --
Toward a relational model of anthropocentrism: a Levinasian approach to the ethics of climate change / J. Aaron Simmons --
The anarchical goodness of creation: monotheism in another's voice / James Hatley --
Witness to the face of a river: thinking with Levinas and Thoreau / Edward F. Mooney with Lyman F. Mower.
Responsibility: edited by William Edelglass, James Hatley, and Christian Diehm.

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"Applies Emmanuel Levinas's thought in approaching environmental philosophy from both humanistic and nonanthropocentric points of view, arguing that themes at the heart of his work--the significance of the ethical, responsibility, alterity, the vulnerability of the body, bearing witness, and politics--are important for thinking about many of our most pressing contemporary environmental questions"--Provided by publisher.

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