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Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Peter F. Cannavò and Joseph H. Lane Jr.


Engaging Nature is an edited collection that explores how past political theorists conceptualized the natural world and humanity’s relationship with it. The theorists profiled are largely from the Western canon, but other influential theorists have been included in order to bring in insights related to race, gender, and non-Western perspectives. The theorists covered in the book are: Plato, Aristotle, Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arend ... More

Keywords: environmental political theory, nature and politics, comparative political theory, liberalism, environmentalism, feminism, race and politics, conservatism, Marxism, anthropocentrism

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028059
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter F. Cannavò, editor

Joseph H. Lane Jr., editor

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