This is the first book-length treatment of the metaphysical foundations of ecological ethics. The author seeks to provide a metaphysical illumination of the fundamental ecological intuitions that we are in some sense `one with' nature and that everything is connected with everything else. Drawing on contemporary cosmology, systems theory and the history of philosophy, Freya Mathews elaborates a new metaphysics of `interconnectedness'. She offers an inspiring vision of the spiritual implications of ecology, which leads to a deepening of our conception of conservation.physical environment determines the pattern and the rate of change and often limits how far development can go. (p. ... Does the entiresystem oflife on earth itself constitute asingle ecosystem ... A relatively constant mean surface temperatureajust within the margins oftolerance for organismsais also maintained, despiteanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Ecological Self|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2006-05-23|