European University Institute Library

Nature and value, edited by Akeel Bilgrami - hardcover

"Today, as we confront an unprecedented environmental crisis of our own making, it is more urgent than ever to consider the notion of nature and our place within it. This book brings together essays that individually and as a whole present a detailed and rigorous multidisciplinary exploration of the concept of nature and its wider ethical and political implications. A distinguished list of scholars take up a broad range of questions regarding the relations between the human subject and its natural environment: when and how the concept of nature gave way to the concept of natural resources; the genealogy of the concept of nature through political economy, theology, and modern science; the idea of the Anthropocene; the prospects for green growth; and the deep alienation of human beings in the modern period from both nature and each other. By engaging with a wide range of scholarship, they ultimately converge on a common outlook that is both capacious and original. The essays together present a revaluation of the natural world that seeks to reshape political and ethical ideals and practice with a view to addressing some of the fundamental concerns of our time. Nature and Value features widely known scholars in a broad swath of disciplines, ranging from philosophy, politics, and political economy to geology, law, literature, and psychology"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Nature and Value / Jonathan Schell -- The Human Shadow / Jonathan Schell / The Anthropocene and Global Warming: A Brief Update / Jan Zalasiewicz / The Extraordinary Strata of the Anthropocene / Jan Zalasiewicz / The Anthropocene Dating Problem: Disciplinary Misalignments, Paradigm Shifts, and the Possibility for New Foundations in Science / Kyle Nichols and Bina Gogineni -- Disciplinary Variations on the Anthropocene: Temporality and Epistemic Authority: Response to Kyle Nichols and Bina Gogineni / Nikolas Kompridis -- Value and Alienation: A Revisionist Essay on Our Political Ideals / Akeel Bilgrami -- Equality and Liberty: Beyond a Boundary: Response to Akeel Bilgrami / Sanjay Reddy -- Experimenting with Other People / Joanna Picciotto -- The Green Growth Path to Climate Stabilization / Robert Pollin -- All-Too Human: Orienting Environmental Law in a Remade World / Jedediah Purdy -- Life Sustains Life 1. Value: Social and Ecological / James Tully -- Life Sustains Life 2. The Ways of Re-Engagement With the Living Earth / James Tully -- The Value of Sustainability and the Sustainability of Value / Anthony Simon Laden -- Varieties of Agency: Comment on Anthony Laden / Carol Rovane -- Non-Human Agency and Human Normativity / Nikolas Kompridis -- Natural Piety and Human Responsibility / David Bromwich
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xv, 291 pages, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Badia Fiesolana

    Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT