"In revelatory scholarship, Minteer recovers the civic pragmatist tradition by distinguishing the voices of those like Liberty Hyde Bailey, Josiah Royce, Lewis Mumford, and Benton MacKaye who, along with better known figures such as Dewey and Leopold, brought about an American renaissance in environmental philosophy. This magnificent accomplishment in intellectual history establishes the foundations of American environmental thought in the crucial context of its wider social and political goals."--Mark Sagoff, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland
"This study gathers classical and contemporary sources into a sweeping examination of the role of politics and political theory in shaping conceptions of nature--and vice versa. Meyer achieves a balanced analysis of the strongest aspects of long-opposed philosophical approaches to the idea of nature."--Mark Sagoff, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland
"This balanced and brilliant collection bridges environmental philosophy and environmental practice to the betterment of both."--Mark Sagoff, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland
About the Author
Andrew Light is Director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.