Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Albert Borgmann, Bridget Clarke, Louise Economides
Environment, Anthropocene, Nature, Democracy, Discourse, Steven Vogel, Jedediah Purdy, Akeel Bilgrami
University of Montana
In this paper I compare and evaluate the work of Steven Vogel, Akeel Bilgrami, and Jedediah Purdy regarding the place of normative conceptions of nature in political discourse. I argue that it is not in principle undemocratic, nor is it theoretically illegitimate, nor domineering to hold and express ideas involving normative conceptions of nature. On the contrary, it is often exemplary political discourse, well suited for deeply questioning our impact on the world and for inspiring collective change.
Hayes, Charles B., "Sharing Nature: Rival Visions of Environmental Discourse" (2017). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10968.
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