"Postmodernism and the Environmental Conflict" analyses the conjuction between the environmental crisis, the globalization of capitalism and the disintegration of the culture of modernity. Arran explains the paradox of growing concern for the environment and the paltry achievements of environmental movements. Through a critical analysis of philosophical approaches to the environmental crisis, a new orientation is presented which is designed to provide the necessary world-orientation in order for the environmental movement to succeed.
Different approaches to the environmental crisis are considered and contrasted to show that mainstream approaches which are based on economic theory, Marxist approaches and postmodern approaches utilizing insights from the poststructuralists are ultimately all defective. Arran argues that what is required is a new postmodern world-view, a new conception of the cosmos and a new understanding of the place of humanity within the cosmos. "Postmodernism and Environmental Conflict" draws on recent developments in natural philosophy, theoretical physics, biology and philosophical anthroplolgy to formulate this new world-view. This book is of value to those involved or interested in the environment or political philosophy.