Environmental Imagination: the Constitution and Projection of a Sustainable Ethos

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This dissertation provides a theoretical analysis and examination of the role of imagination in the formation of an environmental ethos. The majority of ethical theories in environmental thought largely neglect the role that imagination plays in both the relationships that humans form with their environment, and the subsequent role that imagination plays in constituting the way that those relationships are understood ethically. To explore the role of imagination in constituting and subsequently projecting such an ethical way of being, this dissertation selectively analyzes the history of imagination in philosophy, cognitive science, and environmental thought. In addition, this dissertation also explores ... continued below

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Day, Philip Garrett December 2014.

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This dissertation provides a theoretical analysis and examination of the role of imagination in the formation of an environmental ethos. The majority of ethical theories in environmental thought largely neglect the role that imagination plays in both the relationships that humans form with their environment, and the subsequent role that imagination plays in constituting the way that those relationships are understood ethically. To explore the role of imagination in constituting and subsequently projecting such an ethical way of being, this dissertation selectively analyzes the history of imagination in philosophy, cognitive science, and environmental thought. In addition, this dissertation also explores the role that images play in forming collective responses to environmental disasters, and the further role that imagination plays in overcoming the moral motivation gap.

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Day, Philip Garrett. Environmental Imagination: the Constitution and Projection of a Sustainable Ethos, dissertation, December 2014; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc700043/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .