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Ethics & the Environment 11.2 (2006) 151-152

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Jeff Baldwin is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Earth and Environmental Studies Department at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His prior publications have focused primarily upon the relationships between tourism development and environments in the Caribbean. This article is the first product of an on-going program that investigates the ethical aspect of human-environment interrelations from a geographic perspective. E-mail:

Anne Elvey is Director of Research (Administration) at Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia. She is also an honorary research associate in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University and an adjunct member of the Golding Centre for Women's History, Theology and Spirituality at Australian Catholic University National. Her first book is An Ecological Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Luke: A Gestational Paradigm (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005). Her current research is on the matter of texts and intertexuality. E-mail:

Ronnie Hawkins is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She has felt a lifelong connection to other living things that led her to study biology and medicine and, later, philosophy, in order to address some of the conceptual causes of humankind's rampant assault on the biosphere. Her current project is helping to articulate a throroughgoing biocentrism that can be recognized a as having the moral authority of a truly "pro-Life" position. E-mail:

Freya Mathews teaches philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia. She has published widely in environmental philosophy, particularly in the [End Page 151] area of ecological metaphysics. Her books include The Ecological Self (Routledge 1991), For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism (SUNY 2003), and Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Culture (SUNY 2005). E-mail:

Val Plumwood engages in teaching and research through the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. She is author of the groundbreaking work of deep ecofeminist analysis, Feminism and the Mastery of Nature (1993), and of Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason (2002), which explores the implications of her thought for needed culture change, as well as of many scholarly articles. A committed activist as well as philosopher, she lives what she believes, dwelling in ongoing relationship with the many nonhuman inhabitants of the Australian rainforest community. E-mail:

Stacey K. Sowards is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and a Research Fellow at the Sam Donaldson Center at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests are in rhetorical theory and criticism, in the areas of environment, feminism, and culture. She is especially interested in these areas of inquiries in Asia and Latin America. She has completed research projects in and about Indonesia, Mexico, and Costa Rica. She also received a Fulbright research grant in Indonesia. E-mail:



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