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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 on the grounds that unfold around the globe. Its simple premises are a trust within the intrinsic worth of nonhuman nature, a trust that ecological ideas should still dictate human activities and ethical reviews, an emphasis on noninterference into traditional techniques, and a critique of materialism and technological progress.This ebook ways deep ecology as a philosophy, now not as a political, social, or environmental stream. partly I, the authors evaluate deep ecology's philosophical principles with different positions and debates in environmental philosophy and to different colleges of inspiration corresponding to social ecology, ecofeminism, and ethical pluralism. partially II, they examine the connections among deep ecology and different modern global perspectives, equivalent to continental philosophy, postmodernism, and non-Western philosophical traditions. the 1st anthology on deep ecology that's not essentially the paintings of the movement's fans, underneath the outside bargains a rigorous overview 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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