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Environmental Philosophy

Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2006

Adam Briggle, Robert Frodeman, J. Britt Holbrook
Pages 70-77
DOI: 10.5840/envirophil2006317

Introducing a Policy Turn in Environmental Philosophy

This essay inaugurates a commitment to devote a small part of Environmental Philosophy to reflection on how environmental philosophers can better engage scientists and decisionmakers already involved in their own conversation about the environment. Philosophers generally have not made the question of how to make philosophy a relevant or useful part of their philosophical research. By way of introduction, we begin to articulate a theoretical framework for how we might integrate the humanities, philosophy in general, and environmental philosophy in particular with issues of public policy via a practical engagement of scholars across the humanities in a conversation that simultaneously invites non-academics within and takes us beyond the walls of academe.