Political Theory

Liberty and Responsibility in Modern Environmental Thought


This conference explored how the early environmental movement splintered and why mainstream environmental thought today rejecting market-based approaches may help to understand the challenge modern environmentalism poses to a society of free and responsible individuals.


Conference Readings

Abbey, Edward. The Monkey Wrench Gang. Hagerstown: Lippincott, 1975.

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002.

Devall, Bill and George Sessions. Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered. Layton: Gibbs Smith, 2001.

Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986.

Marsh, George Perkins. Man and Nature: Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action. Edited by David Lowenthal. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003.

McPhee, John. Encounters with the Archdruid. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc., 1971.

Muir, John. Nature writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The Mountains of California; Stickeen; and Selected Essays. Des Moines: Library of America, 1997.

Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Spectra, 1993.

White Jr., Lynn Townsend. “The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis.” Science 155, no. 3767 (March 10, 1967): 1203-1207.