Virginie Maris

is Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Montreal. Her doctoral dissertation surveyed scientific, ethical and political approaches to the protection of biodiversity. She has written numerous articles on the economic evaluation of biodiversity and on sustainable development, published in the online journal Les Ateliers de l’éthique.



Towards a fruitful dialogue between feminism and ecology

Combining feminist and ecological approaches, ecofeminism opposes the domination of the white male over women, over the poor and over the natural world. Virginie Maris surveys epistemological, moral and social forms of the ecofeminist critique, drawing conclusions about the association between reductionist science and paternalist capitalism.

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