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 dating among people and nature, this ebook seeks to head past paintings already contributed to the environmental flow. It does so by way of highlighting the significance of experiencing, instead of only theorizing nature, whereas understanding that such event is turning into more and more infrequent, hence 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 outdoor of its exploitative usefulness for human ends. the sort of standpoint emphasizes the level to which the environmental challenge is a concrete truth requiring pressing motion, in keeping with a multi-sensuous appreciation of people' dependence on nonhuman lifeforms.

Designed as an accompaniment to undergraduate and postgraduate examine, The Denial of Nature attracts on empirically knowledgeable literature from the social sciences to check what existence is basically like for people and nature within the period of world capitalism. The ebook contends that capitalist society exploits nature - either within the type of human capital and average 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' concept of capitalist modernity, The Denial of Nature depends on insights from serious Realism to collect 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 business enterprise ​(2005) and A Philosophy of discomfort (2010).

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