8. Nature and Romance

  1. Jeffrey E. Foss

Published Online: 29 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470413708.ch8

Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature

Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature

How to Cite

Foss, J. E. (2009) Nature and Romance, in Beyond Environmentalism: A Philosophy of Nature, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470413708.ch8

Author Information

  1. University of Victoria, Department of Philosophy, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470179413

Online ISBN: 9780470413708

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Keywords:

  • environmentation and romance;
  • romanticism and a sense of lost innocence—a longing for peace, security;
  • environmental guilt and upsetting “balance of nature”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Environmentalism and Romance

  • Romance and Science

  • Romance and Alienation

  • The Classical Roots of Romanticism

  • Logical Analysis of Romanticism

  • The Balance of Nature Is a Romantic Fantasy

  • The Ecosystem Is a Romantic Fantasy

  • Our Sense of Alienation from Nature