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Every day, in newspapers and on television, we read and hear about the ongoing destruction of the environment: the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, and air and water pollution. Deep Ecology offers a solution to the environmental crisis through a radical shift in human consciousness—a fundamental change in the way people relate with the environment. Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs, Deep Ecology argues that the true value of nature is intrinsic and ...
Every day, in newspapers and on television, we read and hear about the ongoing destruction of the environment: the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, and air and water pollution. Deep Ecology offers a solution to the environmental crisis through a radical shift in human consciousness—a fundamental change in the way people relate with the environment. Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs, Deep Ecology argues that the true value of nature is intrinsic and independent of its utility. Emerging in the 1980s as an influential philosophical, social, and political movement, Deep Ecology has shaped the environmental debate among leading activists and policymakers—from former Vice-President Al Gore to Dave Forman, cofounder of Earth First!
Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century contains thirty-nine articles by the leading writers and thinkers in the filed, offering a comprehensive array of perspectives on this new approach to environmentalism, exploring:
• The basic philosophy of Deep Ecology.
• Its roots in the writings of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Rachel Carson.
• The relationship of Deep Ecology to social ecology, ecofeminism, the Greens, and New Age futurism.
• How Deep Ecology as a way of life is exemplified by two important environmentalists: poet Gary Snyder and Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess.
• The philosophical dimensions of this environmental movement by its leading theorist.
• The politics of ecological sustainability and the social and political implications of Deep Ecology for the next century.
Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs, deep ecology argues that the true value of nature is intrinsic. This comprehensive and wide-ranging anthology contains almost 50 articles by the leading writers and thinkers in the field, offering a broad array of perspectives on this important approach to environmentalism.
|1||The Viable Human||8|
|2||Deep Ecology: A New Paradigm||19|
|3||Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: An Interview with Arne Naess||26|
|4||Recovery from Western Civilization||37|
|5||Gary Snyder and the Practice of the Wild||41|
|6||Cultured or Crabbed||47|
|7||The New Conservation Movement||50|
|8||Ritual - the Pattern That Connects||57|
|9||The Deep Ecological Movement||64|
|10||The Heart of Deep Ecology||85|
|11||Environmental Consciousness in Modern Literature: Four Representative Examples||104|
|13||Four Forms of Ecological Consciousness Reconsidered||121|
|14||Ecology and Man - a Viewpoint||131|
|16||The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movements: A Summary||151|
|17||Ecocentrism and the Anthropocentric Detour||156|
|18||Living in the World: Mountain Humility, Great Humility||195|
|19||Deepness of Questions and the Deep Ecology Movement||204|
|20||The Deep Ecology "Eight Points" Revisited||213|
|21||Equality, Sameness, and Rights||222|
|22||Self-realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World||225|
|23||Ecosophy and Gestalt Ontology||240|
|24||Metaphysics of the Treeline||246|
|25||The Place of Joy in a World of Fact||249|
|26||Deep Ecology and Lifestyle||259|
|27||The Deep Ecology-Ecofeminism Debate and Its Parallels||269|
|28||Deep Ecology and the New Age Movement||290|
|29||Leaving the Earth: Space Colonies, Disney, and EPCOT||311|
|30||"In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World"||331|
|31||The Incarceration of Wildness: Wilderness Areas as Prisons||339|
|32||Ecocentrism, Wilderness, and Global Ecosystem Protection||356|
|33||Wildness, Wise Use, and Sustainable Development||376|
|34||The Third World, Wilderness, and Deep Ecology||397|
|35||The Shaky Ground of Sustainability||417|
|36||Global Ecology and the Shadow of "Development"||428|
|37||Politics and the Ecological Crisis: An Introductory Note||445|
|38||The Rediscovery of Turtle Island||454|
|39||Deep Ecology for the Twenty-second Century||463|
|About the Contributors||487|
Posted July 6, 2002
It is an anthology on deep ecology. It documents 39 articles which are diveded into six parts. Part one pvovides views on deep ecology by various theorist and addresses the environmental movement. According to Thomas Berry,catholic theologian,Industrial entrepreneurs have promoted an economic /technological/consumerist wonderland, wheareas in actuality they are creating a 'wasteland'for both humans and the rest of the nature. Reducing the planet to a resource base for consumer use, is already a spiritual and psychic degradation. Part two provides history of the development of deep ecology.Historical root in modern literature is the environmental consciousness expressed by 20th century writers like D.H.Lawrence,Aldus Huxley,Robinson Jeffers and Gary Snyder. Part three is devoted to deep ecology and deep ecology movement bt Arne Naess. Part four discusses the issues of the relation of deep ecology to gender issues i.e. ecofeminism;relation of deep ecology to social justice i.e. social ecology and comments the new age anthropocentric megatechnological utopia scenarios for the future. Part five discusses wilderness and wild. Lastly Part six centres on the politics of ecological sustainability.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.