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Author Callicott, J. Baird
Title Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2014
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Note Intro -- Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Notes -- Section I: Environmental Philosophy in Indian Traditions of Thought -- Chapter 1: Environment and Environmental Philosophy in India -- India in Western Environmental Thought -- Nature in the Hindu Religious Traditions -- Gandhi on the Environment -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Ātman, Identity, and Emanation: Arguments for a Hindu Environmental Ethic -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Three Arguments for a Hindu Environmental Ethic -- 3. Objections to the Ātman Argument -- 4. Objections to the Identity Argument -- 5. Objections to the Emanation Argument -- 6. An Alternative to the Ātman, Identity, and Emanation Arguments -- 7. Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Primary Sanskrit Sources -- Edited Volumes of Sanskrit Texts -- Secondary Sources -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Gandhi's Contributions to Environmental Thought and Action -- Lal and Gandhi's Ecological Vision of Life -- Non-Violence and Non-Cooperation -- Simple Living in Place of Consumerism -- Inappropriate Production and Appropriate Technology -- Decentralization Rather than Globalization -- From Local Economies to Chipko -- Gandhi's Proposal for Self-Reliant Villages -- Gandhi's Biocentric Perspective -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Acting with Compassion: Buddhism, Feminism, and the Environmental Crisis -- Introduction -- Environmentally Relevant Principles of Buddhism and Feminism -- Experiential Knowing -- Examining the Conditioned Mind -- The Truth of Interrelatedness -- Emotional Energy as Source of Healing -- Relational Ethics -- The Role of Community -- A Few Possible Limitations -- Egocentrism as Central Concept -- Power Relations Analysis -- Social Ethics and Engaged Practice -- Examples of Buddhist Feminist Environmental Work -- Research and Theory
Environmental Activism -- Environmental Education -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Against Holism: Rethinking Buddhist Environmental Ethics -- 1. -- 2. -- 3. -- 4. -- 5. -- 6. -- 7. -- 8. -- 9. -- References -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Causation and 'Telos': The Problem of Buddhist Environmental Ethics -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Section II: Environmental Philosophy in Chinese Traditions of Thought -- Chapter 7: The Relevance of Chinese Neo-Confucianism for the Reverence of Nature -- Attitudinal Changes Toward Nature -- The Chinese Tradition: Nature in Neo-Confucian Thought -- The Development of the Confucian Tradition -- Naturalistic Cosmology of Neo-Confucianism -- The Ethics of Self-Cultivation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 8: Beyond Naturalism: A Reconstruction of Daoist Environmental Ethics -- I. -- II. -- III. -- A. The Natural Law Theory -- B. The "Human as Artificial" School -- C. The Inherent Nature Theory -- D. The Nonpurposive Interpretation -- IV. -- Notes -- Chapter 9: Conceptual Foundations for Environmental Ethics: A Daoist Perspective -- I. Introduction -- II. Interpretations of De -- III. Interdependence and Integrity: Dao and De Allowing for Spontaneity: Wuwei and Ziran -- IV. A Daoist Proposal for an Environmental Ethic -- Anti-Anthropocentrism -- Against Human Separateness and Other Dualisms -- Holism and Integrity -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Process Ecology and the 'Ideal' Dao -- Introduction -- Dao as Process -- Ideal vs. Actual Daoing -- Tolerance and Integrity -- Ecological and Normative Implications -- Notes -- Chapter 11: The Viability (Dao) and Virtuosity (De) of Daoist Ecology: Reversion (Fu) as Renewal -- I. Deconstructing "Common Sense" -- II. Unthinking-What's Wrong with Wei, and the Antidote of Hui -- III. Undoing-the Viability of Wei-Wu-Wei -- Hydraulic Engineering -- Resource Management -- Ecological Design
IV. Playful Participation in the Dao of Heaven-The Virtuosity of Zi-ran -- Notes -- Chapter 12: Ecology, Aesthetics and Daoist Body Cultivation -- Introduction -- Bachelard -- Merleau-Ponty -- Somatic Disciplines -- The Way of Highest Clarity -- Qi Cultivation -- Pervasion (tong ) and Eco-Aesthetics -- References -- Notes -- Section III: Environmental Philosophy in Japanese Traditions of Thought -- Chapter 13: The Japanese Concept of Nature in Relation to the Environmental Ethics and Conservation Aesthetics of Aldo Leopold -- Introduction -- The Environmental Philosophy of Aldo Leopold -- The Land Ethic -- The Conservation Aesthetic -- Japanese Buddhism-An Asian Resource for Environmental Ethics -- The Field Model of Nature in Ecology and Japanese Buddhism -- The Japanese Concept of Nature-A Unity of Onozukara/Mizukara -- The Kegon Infrastructure of Nature in Zen Buddhisim -- The Aesthetic Concept of Nature in Japanese Buddhism -- The Salvific Function of Nature in Japanese Buddhism -- Conclusion: An East-West Gaia Theory of Nature -- Notes -- Chapter 14: Dōgen, Deep Ecology, and the Ecological Self -- Introduction -- Buddha-Nature -- The Self -- Buddha Nature, Self, and Everyday Life -- Dōgen and Deep Ecology -- Dōgen and the Deep Ecology-Ecofeminism Debate -- Dōgen and Ecofeminism -- Notes -- Chapter 15: Conservation Ethics and the Japanese Intellectual Tradition -- Notes -- Chapter 16: From Symbiosis (Kyōsei) to the Ontology of "Arising Both from Oneself and from Another" (Gūshō) -- 1. Main Problem -- 2. Historical Development of the Study of Symbiosis and Various Aspects of Symbiotic Phenomena -- 3. The "logos" of Ecology -- 4. The Logic of Lemma and the Ontology of "Arising Both from Oneself and from Another" (GŪSHŌ) -- Notes -- Chapter 17: The Confucian Environmental Ethics of Ogyū Sorai: A Three-Level, Eco-Humanistic Interpretation
Introduction -- 1. Sorai's Two-level Utilitarianism -- 2. Solving Moral Conflicts -- 3. The Absence of Objective Value -- 4. Differentiating Levels -- 5. Bringing Peace to the Realm below Heaven -- Notes -- Chapter 18: Triple-Negation: Watsuji Tetsurō on the Sustainability of Ecosystems, Economies, and International Peace -- Introduction -- I. The Ethics of Watsuji Tetsurō -- II. Environmental Security -- III. Triple-Negation: Watsuji, Environmental Ethics, and Security -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Afterword: Recontextualizing the Self in Comparative Environmental Philosophy -- Notes -- Contributors -- Index
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Link Print version: Callicott, J. Baird Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought Albany : State University of New York Press,c2014 9781438452012
Subject Environmental sciences -- Asia -- Philosophy.;Environmentalism -- Asia -- Philosophy.;Environmental ethics -- Asia.;Philosophy, Asian
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