A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas Adam Briggle

What the frack is a field philosopher? Adam Briggle narrates his journey from naive newly appointed philosophy professor to community organizer, thereby demonstrating that understanding environmental issues is often a matter of human rather than scientific insight. He explores questions like ‘does opposing fracking make me a hypocrite?’ and ‘is being afraid of fracking irrational?’ Written with a philosopher’s ironic wit and gift for metaphor, this book even teases apart and elucidates technical aspects of fracking I never thought I’d understand. It is a powerful reassertion of the practical value of the humanities in a complex modern world.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781631490071
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Liveright - October 19th, 2015