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Frog Pond Philosophy

Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

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Frog Pond Philosophy by Strachan Donnelley
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The philanthropist and philosopher Strachan Donnelley (1942--2008) devoted his life to studying the complex relationship between humans and nature. Founder and first president of the Center for Humans and Nature, Donnelley was a pioneer in the exploration and promotion of the idea that human beings individually and collectively have moral and civic responsibilities to natural ecosystems. In this wide-ranging volume, Donnelley traces the connections between influential figures such as Aldo Leopold and Charles Darwin, as well as lesser-known but original thinkers that he met during the course of a full life -- ministers at his church, friends with whom he fished, and colleagues who shared his passion for research and writing. He grounds his work in classic philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza, and Whitehead and reinterprets their writings about the natural world to develop a conservation-centered philosophy, which he dubs "democratic ecological citizenship." Edited by his daughter, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings, Frog Pond Philosophy illuminates the dominant strands of Donnelley's intellectual identity as a philosopher, naturalist, agitator, and spiritualist. Despite his often grim depiction of the current state of the environment, Donnelly never surrenders his faith in humanity's ability to meet its ethical obligations to conserve, respect, and nurture the complexity and diversity of the natural world. His vivid and personal essays, rooted in everyday experiences, offer a distinctive perspective on questions of urgent contemporary importance.

Author Biography

Strachan Donnelley (1942-2008) worked in the fields of bioethics and environmental philosophy, and was active in conservation and philanthropy. As director of education and later president of the Hastings Center, he studied environmental and animal research issues. In 2003, he founded the Center for Humans and Nature and served as its president until his death.
Release date NZ
December 22nd, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Bruce Jennings Edited by Ceara Donnelley
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
The University Press of Kentucky
Pages
266
ISBN-13
9780813176697
Product ID
28051580

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