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Humanities for the Environment Key Researcher Freya Matthews
Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

Freya Matthews

Freya Mathews is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Latrobe University, where she co-coordinates the Environmental Culture Research Cluster. 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). She is the author of over sixty articles in the area of ecological philosophy and co-edits the journal, Philosophy Activism Nature. Her current special interests are in ontopoetics and the critique of the metaphysics of modernity; indigenous (Australian and Chinese) perspectives on “sustainability” and how these perspectives can be adapted to the context of contemporary global society; and wildlife ethics in the context of the Anthropocene. In addition to her research activities she manages a private biodiversity reserve in Central Victoria.