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Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life
Ethics & the Environment
  • Toby Svoboda, Fairfield University
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Post-print
Publication Date
4-1-2016
Abstract
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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Published Citation
Svoboda, Toby. "Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life." Ethics & the Environment 21.1 (Spring 2016): 39-60.
DOI
10.2979/ethicsenviro.21.1.02
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Citation Information
Toby Svoboda. "Environmental Philosophy as A Way of Life" Ethics & the Environment Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/toby-svoboda/9/