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The Logos of the Living World

The Logos of the Living World
Louise Westling
This book puts Merleau-Ponty's philosophy into dialogue with literature, evolutionary biology, and animal studies to argue for evolutionary continuity between human cultural and linguistic behaviors and the semiotic activities of other animals. It restores our species to its place within the co-evolved animal community now threatened by environmental change.

The Noetics of Nature

The Noetics of Nature
Bruce V. Foltz
Contemplative or “noetic” knowledge has traditionally been seen as the highest mode of understanding, a view that persists both in many non-Western cultures and in Eastern Christianity, where “theoria physike,” or the illumined understanding of creation that follows the purification of the heart, is seen to provide deeper insights into nature than the discursive rationality modernity has used to dominate and...

Interpreting Nature

Interpreting Nature
Edited by Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen, and David Utsler
This collection of essays examines the various intersections between philosophical hermeneutics and environmental philosophy. Adopting a broad and inclusive understanding of our relation with the environment, it investigates a number of important topics for contemporary environmental thought, including the self, history, ethics, culture, and narrative.

Environmental Aesthetics

Environmental Aesthetics
Edited by Martin Drenthen, and Jozef Keulartz
Environmental aesthetics today harbours a wide range of perspectives, and crosses several commonly recognized divides: between analytic and continental philosophy, Eastern and Western traditions, universalizing and historicizing approaches, and theoretical and practical concerns. This volume sets out to show how these perspectives can be brought into conversation with one another.

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Heartbeats in the Muck
The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

"Hurricane Sandy reminded New Yorkers that the waterways surrounding them can be a dire threat as well as a great asset. This is a good time to explore their history. John Waldman, a biology professor at Queens College, offers a brief and elegantly written tour in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life and Environment of New York Harbor."

-The New York Times

 



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