Return to Nature?
An Ecological Counterhistory
Return to Nature? unites learning, intelligence, sensibility, and moral passion to offer a multifaceted history of philosophy with regard to our place in the natural world. Dallmayr's visionary writings provide an informed foundation for environmental policy and represent an impassioned call to reclaim nature in our everyday lives.
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"The question of humanity's relation to the forces of nature is one that has preoccupied philosophers since the beginning of the discipline. Return to Nature? offers a combined historical review of the issues at stake and an imaginative perspective on how best to address them. This is precisely the kind of book that one has come to expect from Professor Dallmayr's seasoned scholarship."—Calvin O. Schrag, George Ade Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritas, Purdue University
"With dazzling erudition and the philosophical profundity one has come to associate with him, Fred Dallmayr, through a cultural-historical detour, presents a philosophical anthropology that lays out the complex relationships between the human, the natural and the divine. This is an in-depth philosophical perspective on our ecological crisis, which has radical cultural and political implications. An invaluable addition to the literature about our environmental predicament."—Joseph Prabhu, coeditor of Indian Ethics: Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges
"Dallmayr seeks a cohesive thread and a philosophical counterhistory, to interrupt the human pattern of marginalizing and abusing the natural world."—ForeWord
"Provides a solid 'counterhistory' of modern philosophy, in which he presents somewhat neglected ideas from thinkers who offer different, more holistic visions of the human/nature relationship."—Choice
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