Freya Mathews

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Freya Mathews is an Australian environmental philosopher whose main work has been in the areas of ecological metaphysics and panpsychism.[1][2][3][4][5] Her current special interests are in ecological civilization; indigenous (Australian and Chinese) perspectives on "sustainability" and how these perspectives may be adapted to the context of contemporary global society; panpsychism and critique of the metaphysics of modernity; and wildlife ethics and rewilding in the context of the Anthropocene.[6][7] She is the author of several books and over seventy articles on ecological philosophy and currently holds the post of Adjunct Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Latrobe University.

In addition to her research activities she manages a private biodiversity reserve in northern Victoria, Australia.[8] She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.[9]

Selected works[edit]

  • 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
  • Ardea: a Philosophical Novella, Punctum Books, New York, 2016
  • Without Animals Life is not Worth Living, Ginninderra Press, Adelaide, 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oppy, Graham; Trakakis, Nick (2014). History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. pp. 233, 568–569. 
  2. ^ Oppy, Graham; Trakakis, Nick (2010). A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. pp. 22, 28, 161–164, 241–242, 335. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Andrew; Lo, Yeuk-Sze (2015). "Environmental Philosophy". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 20 Jan 2016. 
  4. ^ Skrbina, David. "Panpsychism". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 20 Jan 2016. 
  5. ^ Bonansea, Bernadine; Bruentrup, Godehard (2013). Fastiggi, Robert, ed. "Panpsychism" (PDF). New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13. Ethics and Philosophy. Detroit: Gale. Retrieved 20 Jan 2016. 
  6. ^ "Latrobe University Staff page". Retrieved 20 Jan 2016. 
  7. ^ "Freya Mathews". Retrieved 20 Jan 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Academy Fellows". Australian Academy of the Humanities. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Academy Fellows". Australian Academy of the Humanities. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

External links
Books
  • 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.