+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Deep Ecology For The Twenty-First Century : Readings on the Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism - George Sessions

Deep Ecology For The Twenty-First Century

Readings on the Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism

Paperback

Published: 24th January 1995
Ships: 5 to 9 business days
5 to 9 business days
RRP $70.37
$57.90
18%
OFF

Every day, in newspapers and on television, we read and hear about the ongoing destruction of the environment: the greenhouse effect, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, and air and water pollution. Deep Ecology offers a solution to the environmental crisis through a radical shift in human consciousness—a fundamental change in the way people relate with the environment. Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs, Deep Ecology argues that the true value of nature is intrinsic and independent of its utility. Emerging in the 1980s as an influential philosophical, social, and political movement, Deep Ecology has shaped the environmental debate among leading activists and policymakers—from former Vice-President Al Gore to Dave Forman, cofounder of Earth First!

Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century contains thirty-nine articles by the leading writers and thinkers in the filed, offering a comprehensive array of perspectives on this new approach to environmentalism, exploring:

   •  The basic philosophy of Deep Ecology.
   •  Its roots in the writings of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Rachel Carson.
   •  The relationship of Deep Ecology to social ecology, ecofeminism, the Greens, and New Age futurism.
   •  How Deep Ecology as a way of life is exemplified by two important environmentalists: poet Gary Snyder and Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess.
   •  The philosophical dimensions of this environmental movement by its leading theorist.
   •  The politics of ecological sustainability and the social and political implications of Deep Ecology for the next century.

Preface
The Viable Humanp. 8
Deep Ecology: A New Paradigmp. 19
Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: An Interview with Arne Naessp. 26
Recovery from Western Civilizationp. 37
Gary Snyder and the Practice of the Wildp. 41
Cultured or Crabbedp. 47
The New Conservation Movementp. 50
Ritual - the Pattern That Connectsp. 57
The Deep Ecological Movementp. 64
The Heart of Deep Ecologyp. 85
Environmental Consciousness in Modern Literature: Four Representative Examplesp. 104
Killing Wildernessp. 113
Four Forms of Ecological Consciousness Reconsideredp. 121
Ecology and Man - a Viewpointp. 131
Four Changesp. 141
The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movements: A Summaryp. 151
Ecocentrism and the Anthropocentric Detourp. 156
Living in the World: Mountain Humility, Great Humilityp. 195
Deepness of Questions and the Deep Ecology Movementp. 204
The Deep Ecology "Eight Points" Revisitedp. 213
Equality, Sameness, and Rightsp. 222
Self-realization: An Ecological Approach to Being in the Worldp. 225
Ecosophy and Gestalt Ontologyp. 240
Metaphysics of the Treelinep. 246
The Place of Joy in a World of Factp. 249
Deep Ecology and Lifestylep. 259
The Deep Ecology-Ecofeminism Debate and Its Parallelsp. 269
Deep Ecology and the New Age Movementp. 290
Leaving the Earth: Space Colonies, Disney, and EPCOTp. 311
"In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World"p. 331
The Incarceration of Wildness: Wilderness Areas as Prisonsp. 339
Ecocentrism, Wilderness, and Global Ecosystem Protectionp. 356
Wildness, Wise Use, and Sustainable Developmentp. 376
The Third World, Wilderness, and Deep Ecologyp. 397
The Shaky Ground of Sustainabilityp. 417
Global Ecology and the Shadow of "Development"p. 428
Politics and the Ecological Crisis: An Introductory Notep. 445
The Rediscovery of Turtle Islandp. 454
Deep Ecology for the Twenty-second Centuryp. 463
Selected Bibliographyp. 469
About the Contributorsp. 487
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781570620492
ISBN-10: 1570620490
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 520
Published: 24th January 1995
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1