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Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life
Ethics & the Environment
  • Toby Svoboda, Fairfield University
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Environmental philosophy is a promising branch of philosophy to renew the ancient tradition of philosophy as a way of life. I contend that to practice philosophy as a way of life involves both some conception of the good life and an array of spiritual exercises that assists one in living according to that conception. I then offer an argument for why this tradition of philosophy is worth reviving at the present time. The second half of the paper is devoted to exploring the prospects for a distinctively environmental approach to philosophy as a way of life. Give its emphasis on environmental virtue and its rich resources for developing spiritual exercises, I argue that environmental philosophy as a way of life is both a robust and attractive option.

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Svoboda, Toby. "Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life." Ethics & the Environment 21.1 (Spring 2016): 39-60.
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Toby Svoboda. "Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life" Ethics & the Environment Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2016)
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