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Ecology of wisdom : writings by Arne Naess

Author: Arne Næss; Alan R Drengson; Bill Devall
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2008.
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"Modern Environmentalism owes a great debt to philosopher, professor, and writer Arne Naess, co-founder of the Deep Ecology movement. Here, editors Alan Drengson and Bill Devall provide a comprehensive yet accessible volume of Naess's most groundbreaking and seminal essays, which have remained influential among environmentalists to this day." "These writings, full of Naess's characteristic enthusiasm, wit, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arne Næss; Alan R Drengson; Bill Devall
ISBN: 9781582434018 1582434018
OCLC Number: 180574094
Description: ix, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The life and work of Arne Naess: an appreciative overview by Alan Drengson --
Places in the Real World --
An example of a place: Tvergastein --
Modesty and the conquest of mountains --
Avalanches as social constructions --
The world of concrete contents --
Self-realization: an ecological approach to being in the world --
The Long-Range Deep Ecology Movement --
The three great movements --
The basics of the deep ecology movement --
Cultural diversity and the deep ecology movement --
The place of joy in a world of fact --
Beautiful actions: its function in the ecological crisis --
Lifestyle trends within the deep ecology movement --
Methodology and Systems --
Reflections on total views --
The limited neutrality of typologies of systems --
The methodology of normative systems --
Pluralism in cultural anthropology --
The principle of intensity --
Creativity and Gestalt thinking --
Gestalt thinking and Buddhism --
Nonviolence and Gandhi, Spinoza and Wholeness --
Nonmililtary defense --
Gandhian nonviolent verbal communication: the necessity of training --
Spinoza and the deep ecology movement --
Through Spinoza to Mahayana Buddhism, or through Mahayana Buddhism to Spinoza? --
Freedom, self, and activeness, according to Spinoza --
Problems and Ways Forward --
Industrial society, postmodernity, and ecological sustainability --
Sustainability! : the integral approach --
Population reduction: an ecosophical view --
Deep ecology for the twenty-second century.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Drengson & Bill Devall.

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"Modern Environmentalism owes a great debt to philosopher, professor, and writer Arne Naess, co-founder of the Deep Ecology movement. Here, editors Alan Drengson and Bill Devall provide a comprehensive yet accessible volume of Naess's most groundbreaking and seminal essays, which have remained influential among environmentalists to this day." "These writings, full of Naess's characteristic enthusiasm, wit, and spiritual fascination with nature, provide a look into the remarkable philosophical underpinnings of his own social and ecological activism, as well as an inspiration for all those looking to follow in his footsteps."--Jacket.

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