A Book of Ecological Virtues
Living Well in the Anthropocene
Despite our brief tenure on planet Earth, Homo sapiens have reached an epoch—the Anthropocene—that is characterised by our species’ uncanny ability to spoil our own nest. In the face of this somber reality of ecological degradation and massive species extinction, the editors ask the critical question, “What does living well look like in the Anthropocene?” It is vitally important that we turn towards the cultivation of eco-virtues, a new set of values by which to live, if there is to be hope for us and other species to continue. These essays inspire readers not just to ponder, but to embody and live the ideals of these timeless ecological virtues.