The main theme of volume 4 of Eco-ethica is Ethics and Politics. In the first and second part, the authors examine the sometimes conflictual relationship between ethics and politics from an eco-ethical perspective. They investigate how our conceptions of both ethics and politics have been shaped historically as well as by today's technological conjuncture.
The third part continues the discussion of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913 - 2005) begun in volume 3. The essays here focus on how his conception of the connections and differences between ethics and politics led him to embrace certain paradoxes in politics and forced him to become suspicious of apolitical thinking.
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.