Kate Soper is emerita professor of philosophy at London Metropolitan University. She has published widely on environmental philosophy and theory of needs and consumption. More recent books include What is Nature? Culture, Politics and the Non-Human (Blackwell, 1995), Citizenship and Consumption (co-editor, Palgrave, 2007) and The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently (co-editor, Palgrave, 2008). She has been a member of the editorial collectives of Radical Philosophy and New Left Review, and a columnist for Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. Her “alternative hedonist” case against consumerism has involved her in a number of research projects on climate change and sustainable consumption, most recently as a visiting fellow at Lund University’s Pufendorf Institute, Sweden.