Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon, co-edited by Associate Professor of Government Peter Cannavò, was recently published by The MIT Press.

According to the publisher’s website, the book features essays that cover not only traditional figures in Western thought such as Plato, Aristotle, Locke and Marx, but also Du Bois, Arendt and Confucius, putting their work “in dialogue with current environmental political theory”  and highlighting how they “viewed nature and our relationship with it.”

The publisher calls the book “the first comprehensive volume to bring the insights of Green Theory to bear in reinterpreting these canonical theorists” and says that the essays are “original and innovative interpretations that often challenge standard readings of these thinkers” and “also illuminate our current environmental predicament.”

Cannavò’s co-editor was Joseph Lane of Emory and Henry College.

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