Deep Ecology Movement: An Introductory Anthology

Overview

The Deep Ecology Movement, a name introduced by noted Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, is a worldwide grassroots environmental movement that seeks to redress the shallow and piecemeal approach of technology-based ecology. Its followers share a profound respect for the Earth's interrelated natural communities and a sense of urgency about the need to make profound cultural and social changes in order to restore and sustain the long-term health of the planet. This comprehensive introduction to the Deep Ecology ...
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Overview

The Deep Ecology Movement, a name introduced by noted Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, is a worldwide grassroots environmental movement that seeks to redress the shallow and piecemeal approach of technology-based ecology. Its followers share a profound respect for the Earth's interrelated natural communities and a sense of urgency about the need to make profound cultural and social changes in order to restore and sustain the long-term health of the planet. This comprehensive introduction to the Deep Ecology Movement brings together Naess' seminal groundbreaking work with essays by environmental thinkers and activists responding to and expanding on its philosophical and practical aspects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556431982
  • Publisher: Publishers Group West
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Series: Io Series , #50
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Co-editor Alan Drengson is associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is author of Beyond Environmental Crisis and The Practice of Technology, and the founder and editor of The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy and The International Journal of Ecoforestry.

Co-editor Yuichi Inoue is professor of Environmental Studies at Sangyo University, Nara, Japan. He is the translator of the Japanese edition of rian Tokar's The Green Alternative and is currently translating The Deep Ecology Movement into Japanese.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
About the Authors
About the Editors
Preface
Introduction
1 The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary 3
2 The Apron Diagram 11
3 Self-Realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the World 13
4 The Systematization of the Logically Ultimate Norms and Hypotheses of Ecosophy T 31
5 Platform Principles of the Deep Ecology Movement 49
6 Arne Naess and the Union of Theory and Practice 54
7 Re-Inhabitation 67
8 Shifting Paradigms: From Technocrat to Planetary Person 74
9 The Ecological Self 101
10 Conservation and Self-Realization: A Deep Ecology Perspective 124
11 Transpersonal Ecology and the Varieties of Identification 136
12 A Platform of Deep Ecology 155
13 Feminism, Deep Ecology, and Environmental Ethics 169
14 Making Peace with Nature: Why Ecology Needs Feminism 198
15 Ritual Is Essential 219
16 The Council of All Beings 226
17 Ecology, Place, and the Awakening of Compassion 237
18 Four Forms of Ecological Consciousness Reconsidered 242
19 For a Radical Ecocentrism 257
Recent Books Relevant to the Deep Ecology Movement Plus a Few Classics 281
Appendix. Ecoforestry Statement of Philosophy from the Ecoforestry Institute 287
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