The main theme of volume 5 of Eco-ethica is Ethics and Environment, offering a serious take on the social-environmental crisis that our world suffers from today. In the first part the authors look at ethical responsibility in relation to the natural environment, whereas in the second part the authors examine ethical responsibility in the cultural and social environment. The third part is papers devoted to the philosophy of Paul Ricœur (1913-2005), written by Ricœur scholars who have published books on him in the last years. They all focus, in one way or another, on ethics and the natural, social or cultural enviroment in Ricœurs thought.
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 emeritus of Philosophy, University of Aoyamagakuin, Tokyo, Secretary General of the Tomonobu Imamichi Institute for Eco-ethica.