By Arne Johan Vetlesen
A learn of the more and more precarious courting among people and nature, this ebook seeks to move past paintings already contributed to the environmental circulate. It does so through highlighting the significance of experiencing, instead of only theorizing nature, whereas figuring out that such event is changing into more and more infrequent, therefore reinforcing the estrangement from nature that could be a resource of its ongoing human-caused destruction. In his unique method of environmental philosophy, the writer argues for the reinstatement of nature's price outdoors of its exploitative usefulness for human ends. this kind of viewpoint emphasizes the level to which the environmental challenge is a concrete fact requiring pressing motion, in response to a multi-sensuous appreciation of people' dependence on nonhuman lifeforms.
Designed as an accompaniment to undergraduate and postgraduate study, The Denial of Nature attracts on empirically trained literature from the social sciences to envision what lifestyles is de facto like for people and nature within the period of world capitalism. The e-book contends that capitalist society exploits nature - either within the kind of human capital and typical capital - extra relentlessly than the other and provides an environmental philosophy which actively opposes present advancements. via discussions of the paintings of Teresa Brennan, Theodor Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Hans Jonas, and during a thorough critique of the character deficit in Jürgen Habermas' concept of capitalist modernity, The Denial of Nature is dependent upon insights from severe Realism to compile numerous, seldom-linked philosophies and recommend a brand new method of the heavily-discussed query of environmental ethics.
Arne Johan Vetlesen
is Professor of Philosophy on the college of Oslo, Norway and the writer of twenty books between them Perception, Empathy and Judgment: An Inquiry into the Preconditions of ethical functionality (1994), Closenes: An Ethics (with H. Jodalen; 1997), Evil and Human service provider (2005) and A Philosophy of ache (2010).