New Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

What is environmentalism?

Environmentalism is the study of the relationship between living organisms (including human beings) and natural environments, usually with the aim of preserving natural environments and renewable resources. Environmentalism is now a multifaceted, multi-disciplinary field, extending widely into both theory and practice. Environmental philosophy has drawn on many traditions and subfields within philosophy, including: ethics, social philosophy, continental philosophy, aesthetics, and feminism. Each of these areas refers basic questions about our relation to the environment to fundamental philosophical viewpoints.


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