Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life

Ethics and the Environment 21 (1):39-60 (2016)
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Environmental philosophy is particularly well-suited to facilitate a revival of a philosophical art of living, or the practice of philosophy as a way of life. The notion that philosophy involves the practice of living well is most often associated with Hellenistic figures, but it is also present in some modern philosophical writers. However, despite interest in this tradition of philosophy from the likes of Michel Foucault, Martha Nussbaum, and Pierre Hadot, the practice of philosophy as a way of life is virtually absent at the present time.In this paper, I argue both that philosophy as a way of life is a tradition worth reviving and that environmental...
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