Fantasy Climates: An impetus to environmental ethics

Susan Dunston

emerita, New Mexico Tech

Dr. Susan Dunston is professor emerita at New Mexico Tech where she taught philosophy, American literature, nature writing, and environmental ethics to science and engineering students. Her research interests also include Native American literature and intersections of literature with philosophy and science. She has recently completed Emerson and Environmental Ethics, forthcoming from Lexington Books.


In “Wealth,” without seeming to grasp the fantastical aspects of his description, Ralph Waldo Emerson heralded coal as “a portable climate” with the capacity to transport itself wherever it might be wanted. A skeptical... [ view full abstract ]


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P101 » Romantic Climates (10:45 - Sunday, 25th March, Enchantment E)

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