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By David Rothenberg

The philosophy of deep ecology originated within the Nineteen Seventies with the Norwegian thinker Arne Naess and has seeing that unfold around the globe. Its simple premises are a trust within the intrinsic price of nonhuman nature, a trust that ecological ideas may still dictate human activities and ethical reviews, an emphasis on noninterference into traditional strategies, and a critique of materialism and technological progress.This e-book ways deep ecology as a philosophy, no longer as a political, social, or environmental circulation. partly I, the authors examine deep ecology's philosophical principles with different positions and debates in environmental philosophy and to different faculties of concept resembling social ecology, ecofeminism, and ethical pluralism. partially II, they examine the connections among deep ecology and different modern global perspectives, akin to continental philosophy, postmodernism, and non-Western philosophical traditions. the 1st anthology on deep ecology that isn't basically the paintings of the movement's fans, underneath the outside deals a rigorous evaluate of deep ecology's strengths and weaknesses as a philosophical position.Contributors : John Clark, Deane Curtin, Arran Gare, William gray, Mathew Humphrey, Knut Jacobsen, Eric Katz, Andrew mild, Jonathan Maskit, Val Plumwood, David Rothenberg, Ariel Salleh, Bron Taylor, Michael Zimmerman.

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