Category Archives: Philosophy

Pascal’s Wager: The Climate Change Version

In EcoOptimism terms, the climate change “wager” says we’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose. Continue reading

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Interdependence Day

From an ecological point of view, it’s not independence but interdependence that we should be celebrating. Continue reading

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The Nature of Nature

Are the things we build – the “modifications” to “physical geography” as one of the first ecologists put it in 1864 – unnatural? Does the fact that they are built by people automatically mean they are not a part of nature? Continue reading

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Lines in the Earth

Is the idea of individuals possessing parts of the Earth strange and unnatural? Continue reading

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Planets Are People, My Friends

If animals, rivers, forests and corporations can have legal rights, why not the planet? Would that, in effect, lay the economic and legal groundwork for solving environmental issues? Continue reading

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