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The Ecology of Wisdom: Writings by Arne Naess

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A founder of the Deep Ecology Movement, Arne Naess' has produced articles on environmentalism that have provided unmatched inspiration for ecologists, philosophers, and activists worldwide. This collection amasses a definitive group of Naess' most important works in which he calls for nonviolent, cooperative action to protect the Earth. Rich with observations, insights, an ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 28th 2008 by Counterpoint
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Sridhar
My first encounter with the writings of Naess, one of the founders of what he called the long-range deep ecology movement. As a snapshot of his extensive writings, this book perhaps does a some justice, by culling out relevant pieces and placing them in 'thematic gestalts' to present some essential aspects of his 'ecosophy'.

Some chapters have interesting titles related to the philosophical concepts he expounds, about 'beautiful action', about 'the place of joy in a world of fact', the need for '
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Jan 07, 2009 Kathy marked it as to-read
Saw a good review of this in Ode Magazine. He is a mentor of mine, from one of his first widely read books, Deep Ecology.
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May 14, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing
Arne Naess is my new hero :)
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Næss was a Norwegian philosopher, known foremost as the founder of the concept Deep Ecology
Næss combined his ecological vision with Gandhian nonviolence and on several occasions participated in direct action events. He was the youngest person to ever be promoted to professor at Oslo University (27), a position he inhabited from 1939 to 1970.
Næss' main philosophical work from the 1950s was entitled
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