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Philosophical Dialogues : Arne Naess and the Progress of Philosophy - Nina Witoszek

Philosophical Dialogues

Arne Naess and the Progress of Philosophy

By: Nina Witoszek (Editor), Andrew Brennan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th January 1999
ISBN: 9780847689293
Number Of Pages: 512

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The volume documents, and makes an original contribution to, an astonishing period in twentieth-century philosophy the progress of Arne Naess's ecophilosophy from its inception to the present. It includes Naess's most crucial polemics with leading thinkers, drawn from sources as diverse as scholarly articles, correspondence, TV interviews and unpublished exchanges. The book testifies to the skeptical and self-correcting aspects of Naess's vision, which has deepened and broadened to include third world and feminist perspectives. Philosophical Dialogues is an essential addition to the literature on environmental philosophy.

For fans and devotees of deep ecology, the book is essential, with its copious collection of relevant articles and Naess's classic but often evasive responses. Environmental Values These debates are thought-provoking, on occasion entertaining, and illustrate something of the development of Naess' thinking about ideas such as unity and self-realization. Environmental Ethics

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movements: A Summaryp. 3
The Deep Ecology Platformp. 8
The Glass Is on the Table: The Empiricist versus Total Viewp. 10
Ayer on Metaphysics: A Critical Commentary by a Kind of Metaphysicianp. 29
A Reply to Arne Naessp. 40
Arne Naess, a Philosopher and a Mystic: A Commentary on the Dialogue between Alfred Ayer and Arne Naessp. 45
Remarks on Interpretation and Precisenessp. 50
Paul Feyerabend: A Green Hero?p. 57
Comment: Naess and Feyerabend on Sciencep. 69
Reply to Bill Devallp. 71
Spinoza's Environmental Ethicsp. 73
Environmental Ethics and Spinoza's Ethics: Comments on Genevieve Lloyd's Articlep. 91
Comment: Lloyd and Naess on Spinoza as Ecophilosopherp. 102
A Critique of Anti-Anthropocentric Biocentrismp. 109
A Defense of the Deep Ecology Movementp. 121
Against Biospherical Egalitarianismp. 127
An Answer to William C. French: Ranking, Yes, but the Inherent Value is the Samep. 146
Comment: On Naess versus Frenchp. 150
Deep Ecology: A New Philosophy of Our Time?p. 153
Intuition, Intrinsic Value, and Deep Ecologyp. 166
On Guiding Stars of Deep Ecology: Warwick Fox's Response to Naess's Response to Foxp. 171
Comment: Pluralism and Deep Ecologyp. 175
Man Apart: An Alternative to the Self-Realization Approachp. 181
"Man Apart" and Deep Ecology: A Reply to Reedp. 198
Comment: Self-Realization or Man Apart? The Reed-Naess Debatep. 206
Deep Ecology and Its Criticsp. 213
A European Looks at North American Branches of the Deep Ecology Movementp. 222
Letter to the Editor of Zeta Magazine, 1988p. 225
Letter to Dave Foreman, 23 June 1988p. 227
Comment: Human Population Reduction and Wild Habitat Protectionp. 232
Class, Race, and Gender Discourse in the Ecofeminism/Deep Ecology Debatep. 236
Ecofeminist Philosophy and Deep Ecologyp. 255
The Ecofeminism versus Deep Ecology Debatep. 270
The Ecofeminism-Deep Ecology Dialogue: A Short Commentary on the Exchange between Karen Warren and Arne Naessp. 274
Social Ecology versus Deep Ecology: A Challenge for the Ecology Movementp. 281
Note Concerning Murray Bookchin's Article "Social Ecology versus Deep Ecology"p. 302
Unanswered Letter to Murray Bookchin, 1988p. 305
To the Editor of Synthesisp. 307
Comment: Deep Ecology and Social Ecologyp. 310
Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critiquep. 313
Comments on Guha's "Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique"p. 325
Comment: Naess and Guhap. 334
Philosophy of Wolf Policies (I): General Principles and Preliminary Exploration of Selected Normsp. 339
Naess's Deep Ecology Approach and Environmental Policyp. 360
Harold Glasser and the Deep Ecology Approach (DEA)p. 391
Convergence Corroborated: A Comment on Arne Naess on Wolf Policiesp. 394
Value in Nature: Intrinsic or Inherent?p. 405
Response to Jon Wetlesenp. 418
Platforms, Nature, and Obligational Valuesp. 420
Platforms, Nature, and Obligational Values: A Response to Per Ariansenp. 429
From Scepticism to Dogmatism and Back: Remarks on the History of Deep Ecologyp. 431
Response to Peder Ankerp. 444
Arne Naess and the Norwegian Nature Traditionp. 451
Is the Deep Ecology Vision a Green Vision or is it Multicoloured like the Rainbow? An Answer to Nina Witoszekp. 466
Postscript: Radical American Environmentalism Revisitedp. 473
Indexp. 480
Notes on Contributorsp. 488
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ISBN: 9780847689293
ISBN-10: 0847689298
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 28th January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 14.94  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.67