As Karen Warren’s book Ecofeminist Philosophy. () illustrates, a key insight of ecological feminism is captured by the phrase “it’s all connected.” In more. While this full-length book could be considered the culmination of over a decade of Karen Warren’s prolific career theorizing about ecofeminist issues as a. Ecofeminist Philosophy by Karen J. Warren, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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In this unique work, Warren succeeds in one of the first attempts to render academic ecofeminist philosophy accessible to non-academics. I conclude by suggesting that thephilosophical significance of ecofeminism is that it challengesfeminism to take environmental issues seriously, environmentalphilosophy to take feminism seriously, and philosophy to take bothseriously.
Introduction to Ecofeminism – Karen J. Warren
Houde – – Ethics and the Environment 4 2: Faces of Environmental Racism Laura Westra. The preceding account identifies eight sorts of connectionsbetween the domination of women and the domination of nature thathave been defended by ecofeminists.
The Best Books of philsophy Unravelling the Problems in Ecofeminism. Warren, and John Clark Eds.
There philossophy at least eight sorts of connections that ecofeministshave identified. A second account expands on the first by housing the problematicvalue dualisms and value hierarchies in larger, oppressive conceptualframeworks–ones that are common to all social “isms of domination” e.
Two-part special issue on Feminism and theEnvironment Fall, Winter: She presents the main arguments for ecofeminist philosophy in a readable, interesting way that remains compelling and argumentatively rigorous.
Ecofeminist Philosophy philosophyy Spirituality show more. When historicaldata are used to generate theories concerning the sources of thedominations of women and nature, it is also causal. Special issue onfeminism, ecology, and the future of the humanities.
She argues that because theconceptual connections are located in an oppressive patriarchalconceptual framework characterized by a logic of domination, first,the logic of traditional feminism requires the expansion of feminismto kqren ecological femimsm, and, second, ecological feminismprovides a distinctively feminist environmental ethic. These alleged connections provide sometimescompeting, sometimes mutually complementary or supportive, analysesof the nature of the twin dominations of women and nature.
Science Logic and Mathematics. What, then, can one say about ecofeminism? Even more rare is her analysis opening onto avenues for further inquiry, which renders the book highly recommendable for almost anyone to read, whether student, philosopher, feminist, environmentalist, or simply the curious.
Ecofeminist Philosophy : A Western Perspective on What It is and Why It Matters
Becoming mindful of one’s support of the oppressive practices associated with animal agriculture by striving for a vegetarian lifestyle can also be a daily expression of a care-sensitive, nonviolent ecofeminist ethic that views oneself and human and nonhuman others as morally considerable see Donovan and Adams.
Warren looks at the variety of positions in ecofeminism, the distinctive nature of ecofeminist philosophy, ecofeminism as an ecological position, and other aspects of the movement to reveal its significance to both understanding and creatively changing patriarchal and other systems of unjustified domination.
What are the characteristics of oppressive conceptual frameworks and systems of unjustified domination? Again, itdepends, in part, on what one means by ecofeminism. As Carolyn Merchant asks,”Is there a set of assumptions basic to the science of ecology thatalso holds implications for the status of women? As Plumwood and Warren claim in theiressays in this section, mainstream environmental ethics areinadequate to the extent that they are problematicallyanthropocentric or hopelessly androcentric.
Aneco-feminist reading of critical theory, in Studies in theHumanities. Some would argue that these are not bona fide environmental ethics, since they do not make thenatural environment itself deserving of moral consideration. Ecological feminism andecosystem ecofemniist, Hypatia, 6 1: She makes a number of interesting arguments in very accessible ways in chapters on vegeterianism, social justice, spirituality, and ecofeminism as a particularly Western philosophical movement.
Request removal from index. Take another construal of feminism: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This essayrepresents an edited version earren the philosophically significantaspects of Merchant’s main argument in The Death of Nature; it sidesteps some of the more technical, literary, jaren specifics that receive extensive attention ecofemknist the kardn.
Hidden in Plain View: Let Justice Roll Neal Riemer. This book presents the key issues, concepts, and arguments which motivate and sustain ecofeminism from a western philosophical perspective. And I think Warren is correct to maintain that a contextual moral vegetarianism for most Westerners should include a desire to avoid “supporting practices that cause unnecessary and avoidable pain and suffering in the killing of animals; as such they warten avoid factory-farm produced food.
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Perhaps the most serious challenges to mainstream philosophy areat the level of conceptual analysis and theory. It kafen make an excellent introductory textbook for a class on environmental philosophy, feminist studies, or philosopny.
Nowhere is this more evidentthan in the field of environmental ethics. Ecofeminist Philosphy embodies a rare blend of accessibility and wide-ranging synthesis of debates in the field. Women and Climate Change: Other editions – View all Ecofeminist Philosophy: In the history of philosophy,data on the historical inferiorization of what is both female-genderand nature identified raise issues about the andthropocentric andandrocentic biases of philosophical theories in any given timeperiod.