Radical Ecology The Search for a Livable World

ISBN-10: 0415935784

ISBN-13: 9780415935784

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Carolyn Merchant
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Description: In the first edition ofRadical Ecology--the now classic examination major philosophical, ethical, scientific, and economic roots of environmental problems--Carolyn Merchant responded to the profound awareness of environmental crisis which prevailed in the closing decade of the twentieth century. In this provocative and readable study, Merchant examined the ways that radical ecologists can transform science and society in order to sustain life on this planet. Now in this second edition, Merchant continues to emphasize how laws, regulations and scientific research alone cannot reverse the spread of pollution or restore our dwindling resources. Merchant argues that in order to maintain a livable world, we must formulate new social, economic, scientific, and spiritual approaches that will fundamentally transform human relationships with nature. She analyzes the revolutionary ideas of visionary ecologists for a new economy, society, science, and religion, and examines their efforts to bringenvironmental problems to the attention of the public. This new edition features a new Introduction from the author, a thorough updating of chapters, and two entirely new chapters on recent global movements and globalization and the environment. It is a timely update that will give students everything they need to know on the most recent philosophical positions and social movements that characterize the radical ecology spectrum.

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List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Carolyn Merchant is professor of environmental history, philosophy, and ethics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author ofThe Death of Nature,Reinventing Eden, and several other books on environmental history. She is a past president of the American Society for Environmental History and a recipient of the society's distinguished scholar award.

Series Editor's
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What is Radical Ecology?
Problems
The Global Ecological Crisis
Science and Worldviews
Environmental Ethics and Political Conflict
Thought
Deep Ecology
Spiritual Ecology
Social Ecology
Movements
Green Politics
Ecofeminism
Anti-Globalization and Sustainability
Conclusion: The Radical Ecology Movement
Notes
Index
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