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Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

David M. Kaplan


Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field have a lot to contribute to the other. Environmental issues inevitably involve technologies, and technologies inevitably have environmental impacts. In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse. All the contributors share the intuition that technology and ... More

Keywords: philosophy of technology, environmental ethics, environmental philosophy, pessimism, dystopianism, geoengineering, climate change, research and development, industrial ecology, green technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035668
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Kaplan, editor
University of North Texas