Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics

2015.10.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Coeckelbergh, Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics,
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2015.10.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Coeckelbergh, Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics, Routledge, 2015, 227pp., $145.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138885578. Reviewed by Tara Kennedy We are inundated with information about the various environmental crises we face, and many of us profess a desire to live more environmentally ethical lives. Yet the majority of us do not make significantly meaningful changes to our lifestyles, the lifestyles responsible for those very crises. How are we to account for this incongruity between what we claim to care about and our motivation to act in ways that reflect such concern, that is, between knowledge and desire on the one hand and action on the other? This is the question with which Mark Coeckelbergh opens his investigation into the possibility of an effective environmental ethics. The problem, he says, is that our current approaches to. . .

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