Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy

The first anthology to highlight the problems of environmental justice and sustainable development, Reflecting on Nature provides a multicultural perspective on questions of environmental concern, featuring contributions from feminist and minority scholars and scholars from developing countries. Offering examination of immediate global needs in addition to theoretical discussion, this extensive text addresses some of the most crucial problems we now face. Readings include the work of historical figures such as Aristotle, Locke, Darwin, and Thoreau, as well as contemporary figures like Bernard Williams, Thomas Hill, Jr., and Jonathan Glover, while works by Val Plumwood, Bill Devall, Murray Bookchin, and John Dryzek comprise a radical ecology section. The editors introduce each section with insightful essays. This comprehensive and timely text of philosophical and environmental writing will inform, enlighten, and encourage debate.