Other Publications

Selected Publications Post 1991

Articles in Academic Journals

“Conservation needs to include a ‘story about feeling’”, Biological Conservation 272, 2022,

“Environmental Struggles in Aboriginal Homelands: Indigenising Conservation”, Human Rights and the Environment, 12, 1, 2021

“Elephants as Refugees” (co-authored with Tristan Derham), People and Nature 2, 1, 2020.

“Ecological Civilization: a Premise, a Promise and perhaps a Prospect, The Ecological Citizen  3, Supplement C, 2020, 47-54. https://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/pdfs/v03sc-07.pdf

“Biomimicry and the Problem of Praxis” Environmental Values, 28, 2019, 573-599

“A Responsive World”, The Ecological Citizen, Vol 2, Supplement A, 2019, 15-19 https://www.ecologicalcitizen.net/pdfs/v02sa-04.pdf

“Come with Old Khayyam and leave the Wise to Talk”, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, Ecology, 21, 3, 2017, 218-234

“Sugarman and Pan: Antipodean Invocations”, PAN Philosophy Activism Nature 13, 2017 https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/journal_contribution/Sugarman_and_Pan_Antipodean_Invocations/6025814

“From Biodiversity-Based Conservation to an Ethic of Bioproportionality”, Biological Conservation 200, 2016, 140-148

"Conversation amongst Rocks with Sun Dew", The Trumpeter 30, 1, 2014

"Can China Lead the World to an Ecological Civilization?", Journal of Nanjing Forestry University, Issue 2, 2013 (in Chinese translation)

"Against Kangaroo Harvesting", Bioethical Inquiry 10, 2013

"Come with Old Khayyam and Leave the Wise to Talk” in inaugural issue of O-Zone, 2013

“Introduction” (co-authored with Deborah Rose and Kate Rigby) to Val Plumwood, Eye of the Crocodile, ANU ePress, 2013

“The Anguish of Wildlife Ethics” in special issue on “The Turn to the Animal”, New Formations, 75, Spring 2012

“Towards a Deeper Philosophy of Biomimicry”, Organization and Environment, 24, 4, 2011

“The Eco-Genesis of Ethics and Religion”, Journal for the Study of Religion and Nature 5, 3, 2011
(This paper is currently being translated into Chinese for Nanjing Forestry University Journal.)

“Planet Beehive”, Australian Humanities Review, Special Issue 50, 2011
(also available as a book entitled Unloved Others edited by Deborah Bird Rose and Thom van Dooren)

“Planetary Collapse Disorder: Honeybees as Portent of the Limits of the Ethical”, Environmental Ethics 32, 4, 2010 (6000 words)

“On Desiring Nature”, Indian Journal of Ecocriticism, 3, 2010, 1-9
(reprinted in Earthsong, forthcoming 2011)

“A Contemporary Metaphysical Controversy”, Sophia, 49,2, 2010, 231-236

“Letters from Sun Dew (Series 3)”, The Trumpeter, 26, (2) (online) (14,275 words) 2010

“Letters from Sun Dew (Series 2)”, The Trumpeter  26, (2) (7850 words), 2010

“An Invitation to Ontopoetics”, editorial introduction to a Special Issue of PAN Philosophy Activism Nature 6, 2009 (online) (3768 words)

“Thinking from within the Calyx of Nature”, Environmental Values 17, 1, 2008, pp 41-65

“Metaphysics: a Once and Future Discourse”, Dialogue 27, 2, 2008

“Conversation with Sun Dew: a Metaphysics of Invocation”, The Trumpeter 24, 1, 2008 (4479 words) (online)

“The Cypress and the Rose”, The Trumpeter 24, 2, 2008 (4224 words) (online)

“Vale Val”, Environmental Values 17. 2008, pp 317-321

“The Poetic Structure of Being: an Invitation to Ontopoetics”, Australian Humanities Review 43, Dec 2007 (on-line) (5500 words)

“’Without Animals Life Is Not Worth Living’”, Between the Species VII, August 2007 (online) (16,000 words)

 “The World Hidden Within the World: a Conversation on Ontopoetics”, The Trumpeter 23, 1, 2007 (on-line) (11,000 words)

“Beyond Modernity and Tradition: towards a Third Way for Development”, Nanjing Forestry University Journal, July 2006, (translated into Chinese by Li Ling)

“Beyond Modernity and Tradition: towards a Third Way for Development” also published in Ethics and the Environment 11 (2), 2006, pp 85-114

“Beyond a Materialist Environmentalism”, Nanjing Forestry University Journal 2, 5, 2005 (translated into Chinese by Guo Hui)

‘Letting the World Do the Doing”, Australian Humanities Review 33, 2004 (electronic) (11,780 words)

‘Land Metaphysics”, Dialogue 23, 1, 2004, pp 11-17

Editorial, PAN (Philosophy Activism Nature), 2, 2002

'CERES: Singing Up the City', PAN (Philosophy Activism Nature), no 1, 2000 pp 5-15

'Becoming Native: an Ethos of Countermodernity II', Worldviews vol 3, no 3, 1999, pp 243-272

'Letting the World Grow Old: an Ethos of Countermodernity I', Worldviews vol 3 no 2, 1999, pp 119-137

 Introduction ('Ecophilosophy in Australia') to Special Issue on Australian Perspectives, , Worldviews vol 3 no 2, 1999

'From Epistemology to Spirituality: Feminist Perspectives', Journal of Dharma, special issue on Changing Faces of Femininity: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives, vol 32 no 4, 1998, pp 517-539

'Becoming Native to the City', Blind Donkey : Journal of the Diamond Sangha, vol 18, no 1,1998, pp 12-17

'Living with Animals', Animal Issues, vol I, no I, 1997. pp 4-16

'The Soul of Things', Terra Nova (MIT Press), vol 1, no 4, 1996 pp 55-64

'Relating to Nature', The Trumpeter, Vol 11, no 4, 1994. pp159-166

'When the Planet Speaks......', Res Publica , Vol 2, no 1, 1993. pp 9 -14

Book Chapters

“Is it the call of the wild…..or of deep Law? What is the moral heart of conservation?” in Joe Gray and Eileen Crist (eds) Co-habiting Earth: Forging a bright future for all life through restraint, respect, and reverence, SUNY Press, 2023

“From Wilderness Preservation to the Fight for Lawlands” in Robyn Bartel et al (eds), Rethinking Wilderness and the Wild: Conflict, Conservation and Co-existence, Routledge, New York, 2020

“Law in the Living Cosmos: the ‘ought’ that is core to the ‘is’” in Joshua Farris and Benedikt Goeke (eds), Routledge Handbook on Idealism and Immaterialism, Routledge, forthcoming 2021

“’Walking the Land’: an Alternative to Discourse as a Path to Ecological Consciousness and Peace” in Joseph Camilleri and Deborah Guess (eds), Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020

“Burning our Kin: Reflections on the Great Fires” in Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer and John Hausdoerffer (eds), Kinship: Science and Spirit in a World of Relations, forthcoming 2021.

“Living Cosmos Panpsychism” in William Seager (ed), Routledge Handbook on Panpsychism, Routledge, New York, 2019, 131-143

Chapter 3 “Panpsychism”; Chapter 8 “First Response”; Chapter 13 “Second Response” in Graham Oppy and Nicholas Trakakis (eds), Inter-religious Philosophical Dialogues, Routledge, 2017. pp 45-71; 136-159; 221-238 

“Invoking the Real: from the Specular to the Ontopoetic” in Arran Gare and Wayne Hudson (eds), For a New Naturalism, Telos Press, New York, 2017, 144-159

"The Dilemma of Dualism" in Sherilyn MacGregor (ed), Routledge International Handbook on Gender and Environment, Routledge, New York, forthcoming 2017

"Do the Deepest Roots of a Future Ecological Civilization Lie in Chinese Soil?" in John Makeham (ed), Learning from the Other: Australian and Chinese Perspectives on Philosophy. Papers from symposia held in 2014 and 2015, co-sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Canberra, forthcoming 2016

"Panpsychism: Position Statement", "First Response" and "Second Response" (3 separate chapters) in Graham Oppy and Nicholas Trakakis (eds), Philosophies of Religions: Multi-faith Dialogues, Routledge, forthcoming 2016. [3 chapters total more than 33,000 words.]

“Earth as Ethic” and “Strategia: thinking with or accommodating the world” in Katherine Gibson, Ruth Fincher and Deborah Rose (eds), Ethics for the Anthropocene, Punctum Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

“Panpsychism: Position Statement”, “First Response” and “Second Response” (3 separate chapters) in Graham Oppy and Nicholas Trakakis (eds), Philosophies of Religions: Multi-faith Dialogues, Routledge, forthcoming 2016

“The Origins of Dualism” in Sherilyn MacGregor (ed), Routledge International Handbook on Gender and Environment, forthcoming 2016

“Post-materialism” in Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard (eds), Handbook of Sustainable Design, Berg Press, Oxford, forthcoming 2012 (7500 words)

“A History of Environmental Philosophy” in Nick Trakakis and Graham Oppie (eds), A History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand, Springer Publishing, Dordrecht, forthcoming 2012 (23,000 words)

“Panpsychism as Paradigm?” in Michael Blamauer (ed), The Mental as Fundamental  in “Process Thought Series” (Ed. Nicholas Rescher, Johanna Seibt and Michel Weber),Ontos Verlag, Frankfurt Heusenstamm, 2011

“Without Animals Life is not Worth Living” in Manish Vyas (ed), Being for the Other: Ethics and Animal Rights in Literature and Religion, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, 2011 (reprinted from Between the Species, see below)

“Environmental Philosophy” in Nick Trakakis, A Companion to Australian and New Zealand Philosophy, Monash ePress, Melbourne, 2010 (5500 words)

“Moral Ambiguities in the Politics of Climate Change” in Ved Nanda (ed), Climate Change and Environmental Ethics, (8079 words), Transaction Press, New Jersey, 2011

“Conversation amongst Rocks with Sun Dew” on web site for Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael Nelson (eds) Moral Ground, Trinity University Press, 2010, accessed at moralground.com/bonus/conversation-amongst-rocks-with-sun-dew

“Why has the West Failed to Embrace Panpsychism?” in David Skrbina (ed), Mind That Abides: Panpsychism in the New Millennium, (Advances in Consciousness Research Series) John Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 2009, pp 341-260

“Ontopoetics in Australia” in Makarand Paranjape (ed), Sacred Australia, Clouds of Magellan Press, Melbourne , 2009, pp 253 – 270

Reprints of 'Conservation and Self-Realization: A Deep Ecology Perspective' from Environmental Ethics (1988):

1) Alan Drengson and Yuichi Inoue (eds), The Deep Ecology Movement, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California, 1995. pp 124-135 (also translated into Japanese)

2) Andrew Brennan, Environmental Philosophy, Dartmouth, Aldershot, 1995. pp 183-92

3) J. Baird Callicott and Clare Palmer (eds), Environmental Philosophy: Critical Concepts in the Environment, Routledge, London and New York, 2004

Reprints of chapters or selections from The Ecological Self:

1) 'Value in Nature and Meaning in Life' in Robert Elliot, Environmental Ethics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995 pp 142-154.

2) Extracts from Chapter 1 in Louis Pojman (ed), Environmental Ethics, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham MD,  2003

Reprints of 'Letting the World Grow Old: an Ethos of Countermodernity', Worldviews 3, 2, 1999:

1) David Schmidtz and Elizabeth Willott (eds), Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002

2) J. Baird Callicott and Clare Palmer (eds), Environmental Philosophy: Critical Concepts in the Environment, Routledge, London and New York, 2004

Reprint of extracts from ‘Living with Animals’, Animal Issues, vol I, no I, 1997. pp 4-16 in Susan Armstrong and Richard Boltzler (eds), The Animal Ethics Reader, Routledge, London and New York, 2003

Reprint of ‘Becoming Native to the City’, Blind Donkey : Journal of the Diamond Sangha, vol 18, no 1,1998, pp 12-17 in John Cameron (ed), Changing Places: Reimagining Australia, Longueville, Double Bay NSW, 2003, pp 197-205

'The Real, the One and the Many in Ecological Thought' in Joy Palmer and David Cooper, The Spirit of the Environment, Routledge, London, 1998, pp 57-72

Reprint of 'Community and the Ecological Self', Environmental Politics, Vol 4, no 4, 1996 pp 66-100 in Freya Mathews (ed), Ecology and Democracy, Frank Cass, London, 1996

'Terra Incognita: Carnal Legacies' in Laurie Cosgrove et al (eds), Restoring the Land, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994. pp 37-46

'Deep Ecology and Ecofeminism' in Carolyn Merchant (ed), Ecology: Key Concepts in Critical Theory, Humanities Press, New Jersey, 1994. pp 235-245

'To Know the World' in Farley Kelly (ed), On the Edge of Discovery: Australian Women in Science, Text Publishing, Melbourne, 1993. pp 199-227

Selected Essays

"Anchoring the Ought in the Is," contribution to GTI Forum "Solidarity with Animals," Great Transition Initiative (February 2023), https://greattransition.org/gti-forum/solidarity-animals-mathews

“A Philosopher’s Letter to President Putin: on Greatness”, ABC Religion and Ethics, 9 Dec 2022 https://www.abc.net.au/religion/freya-methews-philosopher-letter-to-putin-on-greatness/14117248

“On Greatness: a Philosopher’s Letter to President Xi Jinping”, ABC Religion and Ethics, 4 Feb 2021 https://www.abc.net.au/religion/greatness-a-philosophers-letter-to-president-xi-jinping/13126794

Reposted 17 Feb 2021 at The China Story https://www.thechinastory.org/on-greatness-a-philosophers-letter-to-president-xi-jinping/

“Thank you, Australia, and now, Older Generation, isn’t it Time to Step Up?”, ABC Religion and Ethics, 18 May 2020 https://www.abc.net.au/religion/coronavirus-climate-its-time-for-the-older-generation-to-protec/12258662

“Koala makes us Australian”, ABC Religion and Ethics, 9 March 2020, https://www.abc.net.au/religion/koala-makes-us-australian/12039676

“When conservationists and Aboriginal communities clash”, ABC Religion and Ethics, 18 Dec 2019 https://www.abc.net.au/religion/when-conservationists-and-aboriginal-communities-clash/11810540

“To know the world we need to ‘walk the land’”, Synkretic: Journal of Indo-Pacific Philosophy, Literature & Cultures 2, 2022, 13-25

“An Experiment in Private Conservation” Wildlife Australia Autumn 2021. Co-authored with Sally Gardner and Paul Komesaroff

“The democracy sausage and its discontents”, ABC Religion and Ethics, 20 May 2019 https://www.abc.net.au/religion/democracy-sausage-and-climate-change/11129522

“Why has environmental ethics failed to achieve a moral reorientation of the West?” ABC Religion and Ethics, 17 June 2019 (Revised post from 27 July 2018) https://www.abc.net.au/religion/why-has-environmental-ethics-failed-to-achieve-a-moral-reorient/11216540

“We’ve had Forty Years of Environmental Ethics - and the World is Getting Worse”,  ABC Religion and Ethics, 27 July, 2018. https://www.abc.net.au/religion/weve-had-forty-years-of-environmental-ethics---and-the-world-is-/10214334

“Nature as the Law within Us” on the Centre for Humans and Nature web site, 2017 https://www.humansandnature.org/nature-as-the-law-within-us

“Nativity Day: the Deeper Meaning of Christmas” on ABC Religion and Ethics, 12 Dec 2017 https://www.abc.net.au/religion/nativity-day-the-deeper-meaning-of-christmas/11823780

“Satao’s Cry”, Earth Song, Spring 2014

“The Heartache of Wildlife Ethics”, Wildlife Australia, 2014

“Wild animals are starving and it’s our fault so should we feed them?”, The Conversation, 19 August 2013


“Is an Ethic of Biodiversity Enough?” The Conversation, 7 Feb 2013 http://theconversation.edu.au/is-an-ethic-of-biodiversity-enough-11425

“When the media won’t report the environment, it’s time to rethink the news”, The Conversation, 20 August 2012

“Scientists Warned Us This Was Going To Happen”, The Age, 10 Feb 2009; also in Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times. Links to this article on a number of web sites.

Obituary for Val Plumwood, Guardian newspaper, 26 Mar 2008

'Sacred Heart: a Journey to the Source of the Merri Creek', the Saturday Essay in The Age, May 13, 2000

“Journey to the Source”, Resurgence Nov/Dec 2000, no 203

“Fertility Control in Wildlife: Ethical Perspectives”, Habitat , Vol. 19, No. 1, 1991. pp 9-12

Kangaroos in the mist 2

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