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Ecology, Community and Lifestyle is a revised and expanded translation of Naess' book Okologi, Samfunn og Livsstil, which sets out the author's thinking on the relevance of philosophy to the problems of environmental degradation and the rethinking of the relationship between mankind and nature. The text has been thoroughly updated by Naess and revised and translated by David Rothenberg.
"Naess is well-known in the worldwide environmental movement and has helped to inspire the ecology movement...This volume presents Naess' reflections on the relevance of philosophy to the problems of the degradation of life conditions on Earth, and a rethinking of the relationship between man and nature." Sci Tech Book News"Arne Naess, Norwegian editor of Inquiry for many years, launched ecophilosophy or 'deep ecology' two decades ago, and we are now fortunate to have an English summary of the Oslo philosopher's work....Naess is a pivotal figure in environmental ethics." Ethics"...lots of good advice for activists...an important contribution to understanding the complexity and theoretical richness of deep ecology and the ideas of Arne Naess, its philosophical founder." David Orton, Capitalism Nature Socialism
This work gives an appraisal of the relevance of philosophy to the problems of environmental degradation. The aim of the author is to encourage readers to seek a system which supports deep ecological principles, or an ecosophy, by reassessing the relationship between man and nature.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -216) and index.
Table of Contents
Translator's preface; Introduction: ecosophy T - from intuition to system David Rothenberg; 1. The environmental crisis and the deep ecological movement; 2. From ecology to ecosophy; 3. Fact and value: basic norms; 4. Ecosophy, technology, and lifestyle; 5. Economics within ecosophy; 6. Ecopolitics within ecosophy; 7. Ecosophy T: unity and diversity of life; Bibliography; Index.