This volume of Eco-ethica is the first one published by LIT Verlag, which will take over the commercialization of this journal, formerly published in Tokyo, Japan.
The main theme of this volume of Eco-ethica is . A group of philosophers examine the relationship between nature and culture in an eco-ethical perspective, i. e., in considering human nature and the human environment confronted with today's technological conjuncture.
The second part celebrates the 100th anniversary of the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913 - 2005), who supported the eco-ethica approach and was an inspiration to many participants in the annual eco-ethical symposia. It includes an unpublished text by Ricoeur.
Peter Kemp is Professor emeritus of Philosophy, Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Campus Copenhagen; President of The Tomonobu Imamichi Institute for Eco-ethica.
Noriko Hashimoto is Professor of Philosophy, University of Aoyamagakuin, Tokyo; Secretary General of The Tomonobu Imamichi Institute for Eco-ethica.