The Thinking Through Nature summit is organized under the auspices of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP). IAEP was founded in 1997 to provide a forum for wide-ranging philosophical discussion of nature and the human relation to the natural environment.
For IAEP, environmental philosophy is both rigorous and engaged. IAEP welcomes diverse philosophical approaches to environmental issues, including those inspired by the many schools of Continental philosophy, studies in the history of philosophy, indigenous and non-Western philosophy, and the tradition of American philosophy. IAEP also encourages joint meetings with other academic disciplines and supports interdisciplinary research and professional involvement.
The organization sponsors annual conferences held in conjunction with the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) and has for several years collaborated with the International Society for Environmental Ethics to host a summer retreat near Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
Selected essays from the first several annual meetings of IAEP have been published as Rethinking Nature: Essays in Environmental Philosophy, ed. by Bruce Foltz and Robert Frodeman (Bloomington: Undiana University Press, 2004).
For more information about IAEP, please visit the organization's official website: