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Beneath the Surface : Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology - Eric Katz

Beneath the Surface

Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Deep Ecology

By: Eric Katz (Editor), Andrew Light (Editor), David Rothenberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th June 2000
ISBN: 9780262611497
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The philosophy of deep ecology originated in the 1970s with the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess and has since spread around the world. Its basic premises are a belief in the intrinsic value of nonhuman nature, a belief that ecological principles should dictate human actions and moral evaluations, an emphasis on noninterference into natural processes, and a critique of materialism and technological progress. This book approaches deep ecology as a philosophy, not as a political, social, or environmental movement. In part I, the authors compare deep ecology's philosophical ideas with other positions and debates in environmental philosophy and to other schools of thought such as social ecology, ecofeminism, and moral pluralism. In part II, they investigate the connections between deep ecology and other contemporary world views, such as continental philosophy, postmodernism, and non-Western philosophical traditions. The first anthology on deep ecology that is not primarily the work of the movement's followers, "Beneath the Surface" offers a rigorous assessment of deep ecology's strengths and weaknesses as a philosophical position. Contributors: John Clark, Deane Curtin, Arran Gare, William Grey, Mathew Humphrey, Knut Jacobsen, Eric Katz, Andrew Light, Jonathan Maskit, Val Plumwood, David Rothenberg, Ariel Salleh, Bron Taylor, Michael Zimmerman.

About the Contributorsp. vii
Introduction: Deep Ecology as Philosophyp. ix
Deep Ecology and Its Critics
How Wide is Deep Ecology?p. 3
Against the Inevitability of Anthropocentricismp. 17
A Critique of Deep Green Theoryp. 43
Deep Ecology, Deep Pockets, and Deep Problems: A Feminist Ecosocialist Analysisp. 59
Ontological Determinism and Deep Ecology: Evading the Moral Questions?p. 85
In Defense of Deep Ecology: An Ecofeminist Response to a Liberal Critiquep. 107
Callicott and Naess on Pluralismp. 125
New Horizons for Deep Ecology
No World but in Things: The Poetry of Naess's Concrete Contentsp. 151
Possible Political Problems of Earth-Based Religiosityp. 169
The Postmodernism of Deep Ecology, the Deep Ecology of Postmodernism, and Grand Narrativesp. 195
Deep Ecology and Desire: On Naess and the Problem of Consumptionp. 215
Bhagavadgita, Ecosophy T, and Deep Ecologyp. 231
A State of Mind Like Water: Ecosophy T and the Buddhist Traditionsp. 253
Deep Ecology and Its Social Philosophy: A Critiquep. 269
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780262611497
ISBN-10: 026261149X
Series: Beneath the Surface
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th June 2000
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57