Joy A. Palmer Cooper & David E. Cooper [Editors]: Key Thinkers on the Environment Print E-mail

Key Thinkers on the Environment [Edited by Joy A. Palmer Cooper and David E. Cooper]

Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A. Palmer Cooper and David E. Cooper, themselves distinguished authors on environmental matters, have assembled a team of expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of diverse and stimulating figures from around the world and from ancient times to the present day. Among those included are:
?    philosophers such as Rousseau, Kant, Spinoza and Heidegger
?    activists such as Chico Mendes and Wangari Maathai
?    literary giants such as Virgil, Goethe and Wordsworth
?    major religious and spiritual figures such as Buddha and St Francis of Assissi
?    eminent scientists such as Darwin, Lovelock and E.O. Wilson.
Lucid, scholarly and informative, the essays contained within this volume offer a fascinating overview of humankind’s view and understanding of the natural world.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical list of contents
Notes on Contributors
Confucius, 479-551 BCE by Yue Zhuang
Buddha, fifth century bce by Purushottama Bilimoria
Zhuangzi, c.370-c.286 bce by David E. Cooper
Aristotle, 384–322 bce by David E. Cooper
Virgil, 70–19 bce by Philip R. Hardie
Saint Francis of Assisi, 1181/2–1226 Andrew Linzey and Ara Barsam
Wang Yang-ming, 1472–1528 by T. Yamauchi
Michel de Montaigne, 1533–92 by Ann Moss
Francis Bacon, 1561–1626 by Paul S. MacDonald
Benedict Spinoza, 1632–77 by Paul S. MacDonald
Bash , 1644–94 by David J. Mossley
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712–78 by Paul S. MacDonald
Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804 by Emily Brady
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749–1832 by Colin Riordan
Alexander von Humboldt, 1769-1859 by Nicolaas A. Rupke
William Wordsworth, 1770–1850 by W. John Coletta
John Clare, 1793–1864by W John Coletta
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803–82 by Holmes Rolston III
Charles Darwin, 1809–82 by Alan Holland
Henry David Thoreau, 1817–62 by Laura Dassow Walls
Karl Marx, 1818–83 by Richard Smith
John Ruskin, 1819–1900 by Richard Smith
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822–1903 by R. Terry Schnadelbach
John Muir, 1838–1914 by Peter Blaze Corcoran
Anna Botsford Comstock, 1854–1930 by Peter Blaze Corcoran
Rabindranath Tagore, 1861–1941 by Kalyan Sen Gupta
Black Elk, 1862–1950 by J. Baird Callicott
Jacob von Uexküll, 1864-1944 by Carlo Brentari
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867–1959 by Robert McCarter
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869–1948 by Purushottama Bilimoria
Albert Schweitzer, 1875–1965 by Ara Barsam and Andrew Linzey
Aldo Leopold, 1887–1948 by J. Baird Callicott
Robinson Jeffers, 1887–1962 by Michael McDowell
Martin Heidegger, 1889–1976 by Simon P. James
Eve Balfour, 1898-1990 by Erin Gill
Rachel Carson, 1907–64 by Peter Blaze Corcoran
Lynn White, Jr, 1907–87 by Michael P. Nelson
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, 1908-61 by Bryan E. Bannon
E.F. Schumacher, 1911–77 by Satish Kumar
John Cage, 1912-92 by Peter Jaeger
Arne Naess, 1912–2009 by David E. Cooper
John Passmore, 1914–2004 by David E. Cooper
Judith Wright, 1915-2000 by Nicholas Birns
Barry Commoner, 1917-2012 by Peter Dreier
James Lovelock, 1919- by Michael Allaby
Mary Midgley, 1919- by Elizabeth McKinnell
Murray Bookchin, 1921–2006 by John Barry
Thich Nhat Hanh, 1926- by Elli Weisbaum
Edward Osborne Wilson, 1929– by Phillip J. Gates
Yi-Fu Tuan, 1930- by Paul C. Adams
Paul Ehrlich, 1932– by Ian G Simmons
Holmes Rolston III, 1932– by Jack Weir
Seyyed Hossein Nasr 1933- by Sarah Robinson-Bertoni
Wendell Berry, 1934- by Jason Peters
Jane Goodall, 1934- by Marc Bekoff
Rudolf Bahro, 1935–97 by John Barry
Roderick Nash, 1939- by Gregory Graves
Val Plumwood, 1939–2008 by Nicholas Griffin
Patriarch Bartholomew, 1940- by John Chryssavgis and Frederick W. Krueger
Wangari Maathai, 1940-2011 by Mia MacDonald
J. Baird Callicott, 1941– by Michael P. Nelson
Bob Hunter, 1941-2005 by Thomas E. Hart
Susan Griffin, 1943– by Cheryll Glotfelty
Chico Mendes, 1944–88 by Joy A. Palmer Cooper
Barry Lopez, 1945- by Diane Warner
Peter Singer, 1946– by Paula Casal
Al Gore, 1948- by Thomas E. Hart
Vandana Shiva, 1952– by Lynette J. Dumble
Bill McKibben, 1960- by Thomas E. Hart
Pavan Sukhdev, 1960- by Paul Knights and Stijn Neuteleers
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