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About this product
- Author(s)Meera Baindur
- PublisherSpringer, India, Private Ltd
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- Series TitleSophia Studies in Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures
- Series Part/Volume Number12
- Place of PublicationNew Delhi
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintSpringer, India, Private Ltd
- Content Notebiography
- Weight520 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Edition Statement2015 ed.
- Table Of ContentsChapter 1. World-views and Issues around Nature.- Chapter 2. Conceptualisations of Nature: The Narratives So Far.- Chapter 3. Conceptualisations of Nature in Indian Traditions of Thought.- Chapter 4. Nature as Elemental: The Matter of Nature.- Chapter 5. Nature in Some Philosophical Traditions of India: Basis for a Common Ground.- Chapter 6. Topo-centric Views of Nature.- Chapter 7. Sacred Geographies and an Ethics of Relating with Reverence.- Chapter 8. Nature in Vedic Thought: Gods, the Earth and Rta.- Chapter 9. Nature in Literature: Nature's Presence and Absence.- Chapter 10. Relating to Nature: Worship, Care and Ecological Ethics.- Chapter 11. Creating New Paradigms of Understanding: Action and Ecology.
- Author BiographyDr Meera Baindur currently is Faculty at Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University. She has a doctoral degree from Manipal University in the interdisciplinary area of environmental philosophy which she completed through the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. Earlier, she stayed with village communities in the Himalayas for a few years, working directly on environment and sustainability issues. During this time she also pursued traditional studies in Indian philosophy and yoga. Her research interests include environmental philosophy and environmental humanities: conceptualisation of nature in Indian thought, ecological and environmental ethics. Her recent publications include papers related to the idea of place. She has taught and lectured on traditional Indian philosophy, philosophy of religion, Hinduism, mythology and narratives. Her recent work centres on religions and ecological practice, rituals and cultural geography.
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