About Freya Mathews

Freya Mathews is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Latrobe University. Her books include The Ecological Self (1991), Ecology and Democracy (editor) (1996), For Love of Matter: a Contemporary Panpsychism (2003), Journey to the Source of the Merri (2003), Reinhabiting Reality: towards a Recovery of Culture (2005), Ardea: a philosophical novella (forthcoming 2015) and Without Animals Life is not Worth Living (forthcoming 2015). She is the author of over seventy articles in the area of ecological philosophy. Her current special interests are in ecological civilization; indigenous (Australian and Chinese) perspectives on “sustainability” and how these perspectives may be adapted to the context of contemporary global society; panpsychism and the critique of the metaphysics of modernity; and wildlife ethics in the context of the Anthropocene. In addition to her research activities she manages a private biodiversity reserve in northern Victoria. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Freya with Laozi in ruined temple in Wudang Mountain

Freya with Laozi in ruined temple in Wudang Mountains

Kangaroos in the mist

Ecophilosophy
Panpsychism
Eco-civilization
Ontopoetics
Ethics for the Anthropocene
Wildlife Ethics
Daoism and Ecology
Biomimicry
Post-materialism
Ecofeminism
Deep Ecology
Origins of Dualism
Ecogenesis
Bees
Kangaroos

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