Posts tagged ‘Deep ecology’

Deep Ecology in Bucharest

Deep Ecology in Bucharest,” Trumpeter 24 (2008), 56-58.

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Why did the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss chose to launch deep ecology at the “3rd World Future Research Conference” in Bucharest in 1972? In the original paper, published here for the first time, Næss discusses his theoretical framework as well as the “the shallow” ecological movement he disagrees with, material which was not included in the famous 1973 version of the paper entitled “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movements: A Summary.”

May 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

From Skepticism to Dogmatism and Back

“From Skepticism to Dogmatism and Back: Remarks on the History of Deep Ecology,” in Philosophical Dialogues, Andrew Brennan and Nina Witoszek (eds.) (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), 431-443.

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May 16, 2011 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

The Dream of the Biocentric Community and the Structure of Utopias

The Dream of the Biocentric Community and the Structure of Utopias,” with Nina Witoszek, Worldviews, 2 (1998), 239-256.

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This paper examines the ideal of community as imagined by Arne Naess and the Deep Ecology Movement. In particular the authors address such questions as: Is pluralism of lifestyles reconcilable with the main ideas of the biocentric community? Is liberal justice possible within it? And how realistic is the proposal of education towards a ‘biocentric identity’? The analysis shows that, while the deep ecological vision is by no means ‘fascist’ as some of its critics insist, its inconsistencies, silences and omissions point to an incomplete project which has a dystopian conclusion written into its scenario.

May 16, 2011 at 6:59 pm 1 comment


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