The Presence of Nature

A Study in Phenomenology and Environmental Philosophy

  • Simon P. James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 156-167

About this book


Are any nonhuman animals conscious? Why, if at all, should we strive to conserve natural environments? In what sense are we parts of nature? Simon James draws on a range of philosophical and literary sources to develop original answers to these and other questions, setting out a refreshingly new approach to environmental philosophy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Simon P. James
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  1. 1.Durham UniversityUK

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