By Douglas A. Vakoch
This publication seeks to confront an obvious contradiction: that whereas we're always getting to environmental concerns, we appear to be woefully out of contact with nature. The objective of Ecopsychology, Phenomenology and the surroundings is to foster an more suitable knowledge of nature which could lead us to new methods of with regards to the surroundings, eventually yielding extra sustainable styles of residing. This quantity isn't the same as different books within the swiftly transforming into box of ecopsychology in its emphasis on phenomenological ways, construction at the paintings of phenomenological psychologists resembling Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This specialise in phenomenological methodologies for articulating our direct event of nature serves as a severe supplement to the standard methodologies of environmental and conservation psychologists, who've emphasised quantitative examine. additionally, Ecopsychology, Phenomenology and the surroundings is distinct insofar as chapters through phenomenologically-sophisticated ecopsychologists are complemented by means of chapters written by way of phenomenological researchers of environmental matters with backgrounds in philosophy and geology, supplying a breadth and intensity of viewpoint no longer present in different works written completely by way of psychologists.
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