Freya Mathews is an Australian philosopher and author. Her work is mainly concerned with ecological philosophy but also deals with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and politics as well as a variety of themes, such as cosmology, place, identity and indigeneity versus modernity. Mathews was Associate Professor in Philosophy at Latrobe University till 2008 and is currently a research fellow and graduate supervisor there.
Her books include:
- The Ecological Self, Routledge, London, 1991. Reissued 1993; paperback 1994
- For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsycism, SUNY Press, Albany, 2003
- Journey to the Source of the Merri, Ginninderra Press, Canberra, 2003
- Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Culture, SUNY Press, Albany, 2005
- B. Baxter, Ecologism: An Introduction (Georgetown University Press, 2000), pp 16–33, 58-79.
- E. De Jong, Spinoza and Deep Ecology: Challenging Traditional Approaches to Environmentalism (Ashgate Publishing, 2004), Ch. 3.
- J. Franklin, Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia (Macleay Press, 2003), ch. 13.
- Freya Mathews' homepage
- Kate Rigby (2006), "Minding (about) Matter: On the Eros and Anguish of Earthly Encounter." A review essay engaging with Freya Mathews' two recent titles: For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism and Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Culture in Australian Humanities Review, Volume 28.
- Ecological Humanities page Brief biography with bibliography
- Book Review of Reinhabiting Reality Trumpeter, Vol 24, No 3 (2008)
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