The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

The Denial of Nature: Environmental philosophy in the era of global capitalism

Arne Johan Vetlesen


A learn of the more and more precarious courting among people and nature, this e-book seeks to move past paintings already contributed to the environmental circulate. It does so by means of highlighting the significance of experiencing, instead of basically theorizing nature, whereas knowing that such event is turning into more and more infrequent, therefore reinforcing the estrangement from nature that may be a resource of its ongoing human-caused destruction. In his unique method of environmental philosophy, the writer argues for the reinstatement of nature's worth open air of its exploitative usefulness for human ends. one of these point of view emphasizes the level to which the environmental challenge is a concrete truth requiring pressing motion, in line with a multi-sensuous appreciation of people' dependence on nonhuman lifeforms.

Designed as an accompaniment to undergraduate and postgraduate study, The Denial of Nature attracts on empirically educated literature from the social sciences to envision what existence is absolutely like for people and nature within the period of world capitalism. The ebook contends that capitalist society exploits nature - either within the kind of human capital and usual capital - extra relentlessly than the other and gives an environmental philosophy which actively opposes present advancements. via discussions of the paintings of Teresa Brennan, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Hans Jonas, and during an intensive critique of the character deficit in Jürgen Habermas' idea of capitalist modernity, The Denial of Nature will depend on insights from severe Realism to assemble a number of, seldom-linked philosophies and recommend a brand new method of the heavily-discussed query of environmental ethics.

Arne Johan Vetlesen

is Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Oslo, Norway and the writer of twenty books between them Perception, Empathy and Judgment: An Inquiry into the Preconditions of ethical functionality (1994), Closenes: An Ethics (with H. Jodalen; 1997), Evil and Human enterprise ​(2005) and A Philosophy of ache (2010).

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