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Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences (Suny Series in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics) Paperback – February 13, 2003

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"Using a unified vision of geology, consisting of equal parts geo-poetry, geo-politics, geo-theology, and geo-science, Geo-Logic redraws the boundaries between philosophy and the earth sciences. Although each discipline makes crucial contributions to contemporary environmental concerns, neither will fulfill its potential until it transforms itself by engaging the other. This book offers examples of how to relate environmental philosophy to science, public policy, and real world problems, and shows what is epistemologically distinctive about scientific work and how to respond to the cultural dynamics that are pulling these issues into the public sphere. Frodeman advocates humanizing the earth sciences and bringing philosophy into the field." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Robert Frodeman, a philosopher with a background in the earth sciences, has worked for the U. S. Geological Survey for many years. He was the 2001 2002 Hennebach Visiting Professor in the Humanities at the Colorado School of Mines and is currently Research Scientist at the Center for Science and Technology Policy at the University of Colorado, where he is also the Director of the Global Climate Change and Society Program. He is the editor of Earth Matters: The Earth Sciences, Philosophy, and the Claims of Community."


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  • Series: SUNY Series in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (February 13, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791456021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791456026
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Both the content and style of Geo-Logic are worthy of praise. To begin with style: Geo-Logic is deeply interdisciplinary because the author, philosopher Robert Frodeman, wants to convey the essential point that specialized knowledge is not sufficient to our complex, modern problems. Especially concerning philosophy and other humanities, specializiation often confines knowledge production to irrelevance. Frodeman is keen to show how philsophy is relevant to environmental issues such as acid mine drainage (and global climate change). As he says, the very nature of these issues drive us, even against our will, to consider metaphysical, aesthetic, and theological points about the proper human place in the natural order.

It is here that style overlaps with content: Frodeman's main message is that "we are not making good use of our intellectual resources, in large part because the disciplinary presumptions that dominate the production of knowledge today" (p. 16). Frodeman sees in field science, especially geology practiced in the field, a model of "scientific reasoning" more applicable to the challenging, uncertain context of environmental policymaking. In the age of google, we may need to re-think the way we think -- to re-think the way we produce knowledge and connect it to action. Frodeman offers the idea of topical thinking, where thought follows "a nomadic path that traces the implicit logic of a problem wherever it leads" (p. 12).

Geo-logic is much more than a philosophical treatise on the epistemology of field science. It is a field guide to the terrain of the modern knowledge society and the new issues cropping up there like rock formations on the policy-scape.
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