Arne naess, climbing and the deep ecology movement below is a useful condensed characterization of tenets fairly generally accepted by supporters of the deep. Arne næss (27 january 1912 - 12 january 2009) was a norwegian philosopher who coined the term deep ecology and was an important intellectual and inspirational figure within the environmental. Ecosophy or ecophilosophy (a portmanteau of ecological philosophy) is a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibriumthe term was coined by the norwegian father of deep ecology, arne næss, and french post-structuralist philosopher and psychoanalyst félix guattari. Diehm, christian environmental ethics vol 28/1 (2006), pages 21-35 while much of arne naess's ecosophy underscores the importance of understanding one's ecological self, his analyses of gestaltism are significant in that they center less on questions of the self than on questions of nature and what is other-than-human.
Deep ecology is one of the most important contemporary approaches to environmental philosophy the term was first used in print in the 1973 article the shallow and the deep, long-range ecology movement by arne naess, a norwegian philosopher for naess, the shallow ecology of resource. Arne næss, who has died aged 96, was norway's best-known philosopher, whose concept of deep ecology enriched and divided the environmental movement a keen mountaineer, for a quarter of his life. Communication ecology june 7, 2010 ©alan drengson 1 communication ecology of arne naess (1912-2009) alan drengson self-realization is not a maximal realization of the coercive powers of the ego.
The character of the means used in a group struggle determines the character of the results ― arne næss, ecology, community and lifestyle: outline of an ecosophy. Naess is a norwegian philosopher known in environmental circles primarily for his work on deep ecology he is rightly regarded as the founding father of deep ecology he's perhaps norway's best known philosopher. Ecology naess - 2000 - eco philosophy, utopias, and education, and arne naess and rob jankling, deep ecology and education: a conversation with arne naess, canadian journal of environmental education 5.
Together with george session, arne naess proposed a set of basic assumptions or attitudes shared by people in the deep ecology movement and call this list the deep ecology platform. Basic principles of deep ecology basic principles in april 1984, during the advent of spring and john muir's birthday, george sessions and arne næss summarized fifteen years of thinking on the principles of deep ecology while camping in death valley, california. Naess said that supporters of the deep ecology movement embrace its principles as a result of a deep questioning of mainstream values, beliefs, and practices to arrive at intuitions that are at the level of ultimate norms and. According to the influential norwegian philosopher arne naess (1912- ), who coined the term deep ecology in 1973, it stands for a deep questioning approach to our relationship with the world around us.
Today, naess is perhaps best known for his characterization of the deep, long range and shallow ecology movements8 he views the shallow movement as having a tendency to pursue band-aid measures that ultimately fail to address the philosophical, social, and political roots of the ecological crisis. Arne naess says that he is a supporter of the ecofeminist, social ecology, social justice, bioregional, and peace movements he believes that the platform principles of the deep ecology movement are broad enough to be this inclusive. In 1973, norwegian philosopher and mountaineer arne naess introduced the phrase deep ecology to environmental literature environmentalism had emerged as a popular grassroots political movement in the 1960s with the publication of rachel carson's book silent spring. Deep ecology is an ecological and environmental philosophy promoting the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs, plus a radical restructuring of modern human societies in accordance with such ideas. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page.
The deep ecology platform 1 the well-being and flourishing of human and nonhuman life on earth have value in themselves (synonyms: inherent worth, intrinsic value, inherent value. After 1969, naess achieved international recognition as the founder of a style of environmentalism known as deep ecology early life arne naess was the youngest of four children in a wealthy. Arne naess, a norwegian philosopher and mountain climber, coined the term deep ecology during a 1972 conference in bucharest, hungary, and soon afterward in print he argued that nature has intrinsic value and criticized shallow nature philosophies that only value nature instrumentally. Communication ecology of arne naess (1912-2009) alan drengson self-realization is not a maximal realization of the coercive powers of the ego.
Deep ecology is a philosophical perspective in environmental philosophy, originally developed by a norwegian philosopher arne næss it is an ecological egalitarianism which argues for the equal rights of all living beings. In this chapter naess expounds his ecosophy (philosophy inspired by the deep ecological movement) his primary focus is on human identity and self-realization he tries to define what he means by self as opposed to self and discusses the result of wideness and depth of identification as a consequence of increased maturity.
Naess characterized the shallow movement as primarily engaged in a 'fight against pollution and resource depletion', its 'central objective' being 'the health and affluence of people in the developed countries'2 as subsequent writings show, what he means, more widely, by 'shallow ecology' is an 'anthropocentric' position which argues for. Arne næss coined the term deep ecology in the shallow and deep, long range ecology movement 1 in total, næss has authored more than two-hun- dred publications in his long career as a scholar and researcher. What naess and deep ecology theoreticians have been concerned about is that marxist- inspired social justice movements have generally misunderstood and downplayed the nature and urgency of the rapidly developing global ecological crisis. The arne næss centre of ecology and philosophy (ancep), located in norway, is an organization focused on the philosophical heritage of arne næss it was founded in 1998 as an educational organisation aimed at norwegian students.