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Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason

Environmental tradition and the main issue of reason
Culture as opposed to techno-optimism: cause to the rescue?
Adding ecology: ecohumanities perspectives

1 The ecological predicament of reason
The penguin’s story
Modern heirs of rationalism
Dualism and monetary rationalism
Blindspots of rationalism: the fisheries case
A gendered time table: neither rational, ecological or ethical

2 Rationalism and the anomaly of science
The double face of science
Disengagement as sado-dispassionate practice
The subject/object divide and the anomaly of science
Resolving the paradox of technological know-how: integrating the ‘two cultures’
Anthropocentrism and anthropomorphism

3 The politics of ecological rationality
The rationality of the EcoRepublic
The politics of rationality
Remoteness and decision
Remoteness, autarchy and spatial scale

4 Inequality and ecological rationality
Liberal democracy and ecological rationality
Beyond liberal democracy: deliberative modifications
Beyond deliberative democracy
The ecological rationality of procedural and participatory democracy

5 The blindspots of centrism and human self-enclosure
Rationalism and human-centredness
The logical constitution of centrism
A parallel liberation version of anthropocentrism
Economic centrism: nature as category and resource
The centric parallel as a pragmatic model
Otherising as an obstacle to justice
The prudential blindspots of anthropocentrism

6 Philosophy, prudence and anthropocentrism
Is hard anthropocentrism inappropriate and unhelpful?
Is human-centredness inevitable? The hindrance of prudential argument
Is human-centredness inevitable? The argument from standpoint
Selfishness and cosmic irrelevance
Recognition, prudence and survival

7 The ethics of commodification
Commodification and person/property dualism
Minimalist methodologies of closure
Animal rights and vegetarian duties
Rationalism, manufacturing unit farming and use/respect dualism

8 in the direction of a dialogical interspecies ethics
Decentring human-centred ethics
Ranking, dualism and heterogeneity
Ranking and interspecies egalitarianism
Framework stances and the parable of mindlessness
Intentionality and ethical value
The intentional acceptance stance and non-humans
Opening up interspecies ethics
Communicative interspecies ethics

9 solidarity, harmony and deep ecology
The foundation of harmony: id or difference?
Solidarity and oppressive suggestions of unity
Unity and the political idea of deep ecology
The ecological enlightenment of the fellow of property
Is there an eco-socialist deep ecology?

10 in the direction of a materialist spirituality of place
Is spirituality extra fundamental?
‘Materialism’ and spirit/matter dualism
Human-centred spiritualities
Indigenous critiques
Trickster spirituality: the area as agent
Place-based spirituality as oppositional practice

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127 1. There is no special organ of religious knowledge, but religious knowledge has many characteristics which may be conveniently suggested by the use of the term 'faith,' especially its connexion with character and Will. 2. The psychological causes of religious belief must be carefully distinguished from the reasons which make it true. No logic of discovery. Many religious ideas have occurred in a spontaneous or apparently intuitive way to particular persons, the truth of which the philosopher may subsequently be able to test by philosophical reflection, though he could not have discovered them, but they are not necessarily true because they arise in a spontaneous or unaccountable manner, .

Xii} CONTENTS LECTURE I MIND AND MATTER, . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. Is Materialism possible? There is no immediate knowledge of Matter; what we know is always Self + Matter. The idea of a Matter which can exist by itself is an inference: is it a reasonable one? 2. No. For all that we know about Matter implies Mind. ). Relations, no less than sensations, imply Mind, . . . . . . 8 3. This is the great discovery of Berkeley, though he did not adequately distinguish between sensations and intellectual relations, .

What further relation exists between physical nature and this Universal Spirit, I shall hope in the next lecture {27} to consider; and in so doing to suggest a line of argument which will independently lead to the same result, and which does not necessarily presuppose the acceptance of the idealistic creed. LITERATURE The reader who wishes to have the idealistic argument sketched in the foregoing chapter developed more fully should read Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge. For the correction of Berkeley's sensationalistic mistakes the best course is to read Kant's Critique of Pure Reason or the shorter Prolegomena to any future Metaphysic or any of the numerous expositions or commentaries upon Kant.

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