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Environmental philosophy is a branch of philosophy that is concerned with the natural environment and humans' place within it.[1] Environmental philosophy includes environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ecofeminism & environmental theology.[2] Some of the main areas of interest for environmental philosophers are:

  • Defining environment and nature
  • How to value the environment
  • Moral status of animals and plants
  • Endangered species
  • Environmentalism and Deep Ecology
  • Aesthetic value of nature
  • Restoration of nature
  • Consideration of future generations [1]


  1. ^ a b Belshaw, Christopher (2001). Environmental Philosophy. Chesham: Acumen. ISBN 1902683218.  
  2. ^ "International Association of Environmental Philosophy". Retrieved 2008-07-30.  

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Further reading

  • Armstrong, Susan, Richard Botzler. Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, New York.
  • DesJardins, Joseph R., Environmental Ethics Wadsworth Publishing Company, ITP, An International Thomson Publishing Company, Belmont, California. A Division of Wadsworth, Inc.
  • Derr, Patrick, G, Edward McNamara, 2003. Case Studies in Environmental Ethics, Bowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, Lanham, Maryland 20706 isbn = 0742531368
  • Devall, W. and G. Sessions. 1985. Deep Ecology: Living As if Nature Mattered, Salt Lake City: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc.
  • Foltz, Bruce V., Robert Frodeman. 2004. Rethinking Nature, Indiana University Press, 601 North Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404-3797 isbn = 0253217024
  • Mannison, D., M. McRobbie, and R. Routley (ed), 1980. Environmental Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Næss, A. 1989. Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy, Translated by D. Rothenberg. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pojman, Louis P., Paul Pojman. Environmental Ethics, Thomson-Wadsworth, United States
  • Sherer, D., ed, Thomas Attig. 1983. Ethics and the Environment, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632. isbn = 0132901633
  • VanDeVeer, Donald, Christine Pierce. The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book, Wadsworth Publishing Company. An International Thomson Publishing Company
  • Zimmerman, Michael E., J. Baird Callicott, George Sessions, Karen J. Warren, John Clark. 1993. Environmental Philosophy: From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 isbn = 013666959X


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