Freya Mathews is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia.
Her books include The Ecological Self (1991), Ecology and Democracy (editor) (1996), For Love of Matter: a Contemporary Panpsychism (2003), Journey to the Source of the Merri (2003), Reinhabiting Reality: towards a Recovery of Culture (2005), Without Animals Life is not Worth Living (2016), and Ardea: a philosophical novella (2016). She is the author of over seventy articles in the area of ecological philosophy.
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; ecology and religion; and conservation ethics and rewilding in the context of the Anthropocene. In addition to her research activities she manages a private biodiversity reserve in northern Victoria. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
Nature as the Law within Us
A response to “What happens when we see ourselves as separate from or as a part of nature?”
- Freya Mathews’s website
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