9780823265008

Being-in-Creation Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780823265008

  • ISBN10:

    0823265005

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-09-01
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press

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Summary

What is the proper relationship between human beings and the more-than-human world? This philosophical question, which underlies vast environmental crises, forces us to investigate the tension between our extraordinary powers, which seem to set us apart from nature, even above it, and our thoroughgoing ordinariness, as revealed by the evolutionary history we share with all life.

The contributors to this volume ask us to consider whether the anxiety of unheimlichkeit, which in one form or another absorbed so much of twentieth-century philosophy, might reveal not our homelessness in the cosmos but a need for a fundamental belongingness and implacement in it.

Author Biography


Brian Treanor is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

Bruce Ellis Benson is Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College, Illinois.

Norman Wirzba is Professor of Theology and Ecology at Duke Divinity School and Research Professor at Duke's Nicholas School for the Environment.

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