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Dan O′Brien , David E. Cooper , Fritz Allhoff
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements (Dan O Brien).

Foreword (David E. Cooper).

Planting the Seed: An Introduction to Gardening – Philosophy for Everyone (Dan O Brien).

Part I: The Good Life

1 The Virtues of Gardening (Isis Brook).

2 Cultivating the Soul: The Ethics of Gardening in Ancient Greece and Rome (Meghan T. Ray).

3 Escaping Eden: Plant Ethics in a Gardener s World (Matthew Hall).

4 Food Glorious Food (Helene Gammack).

Part II: Flower Power

5 Plants, Prayers and Power: The Story of the First Mediterranean Gardens (Jo Day).

6 Brussels Sprouts and Empire: Putting Down Roots (Michael Moss).

7 Transplanting Liberty: Lafayette s American Garden (Laura Auricchio).

8 Cockney Plots: Allotments and Grassroots Political Activism (Elizabeth A. Scott).

Part III: The Flower Show

9 Hortus Incantans: Gardening as an Art of Enchantment (Eric MacDonald).

10 Gardens, Music and Time (Ismay Barwell and John Powell).

11 The Pragmatic Picturesque: The Philosophy of Central Park (Gary Shapiro).

Part IV: The Cosmic Garden

12 Illusions of Grandeur: A Harmonious Garden for the Sun King (Robert Neuman).

13 Time and Temporality in the Garden (Mara Miller).

14 Cultivating Our Garden: David Hume and Gardening as Therapy (Dan O Brien).

Part V: Philosophers Gardens

15 The Garden of the Aztec Philosopher–King (Susan Toby Evans).

16 Epicurus, the Garden, and the Golden Age (Gordon Campbell).

17 Gardener of Souls: Philosophical Education in Plato s Phaedrus (Anne Cotton).

Appendix A: Notes on Contributors.

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