Eric Higgs (philosopher)


Eric Higgs (philosopher)

Eric Higgs (born 1958) is a Canadian philosopher and ecological planner. He is professor and director of the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a board member of the Society for Philosophy and Technology [http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v1n1n2/introduction.html] .

In 2000 he published a volume of essays discussing the work of Albert Borgmann which was described by Paul Durbin as one of the first volumes that explicitly strives to establish the philosophy of technology as an academic subdiscipline with canonical texts [http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v7n1/intro.html] .

Books

*Higgs, Eric et al, "Technology and the Good Life" University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN 0-226-33387-6. A collection of essays discussing the work of Albert Borgmann.

*Higgs, Eric. Nature by Design: Human Agency, Natural Process and Ecological Restoration. 2003. ISBN 0-262-58226-0

*Eric Higgs, Dean Apostol, and Marcia Sinclair, Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia by (Island Press - Jun 2006)

External links

* [http://web.uvic.ca/enweb/faculty/higgs.html Eric Higgs homepage]
* [http://ring.uvic.ca/02feb21/new-faculty.html Brief biography]
* [http://maci.arts.ualberta.ca/reflexive-frames/contributor.php?subid=Eric_Higgs_and_Jeanine_Rhemtulla_01 Revealing Pictures and Reflexive Frames 2004]
* [http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/SPT/v6n1/achterhuis.html Borgmann, Technology and the Good Life? and the Empirical Turn for Philosophy of Technology] by Hans Achterhuis

* [http://news.thresholds.org/poc/view_doc.php?id=788&type=book&cn=74 Review of "Technology and the Good Life"] by Brian Richardson


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