I recently uncovered this final paper written for a course in Deep Ecology from last spring. There are a good number of posts already that I drew on to generate this synthesis of ideas and final thoughts in a course on Deep Ecology:
Social Ecology versus Deep Ecology: A Challenge for the Ecology Movement by Murray Bookchin [Originally published in Green Perspectives: Newsletter of the Green Program Project , nos. 4-5 (summer 1987). In the original, the term deep ecology appeared in quotation marks; they have been removed in this online posting.]
Links Orientation Below is a sampling of web sites we consider ecologically and/or socially progressive, and which are sympathetic to radical, green, ecocentric theory and left biocentrism.
Heartfelt thanks to www.apeuk.org/ for granting us 4000 pounds for the Climate Change, Despair & Empowerment roadshow from the sales of their Rhythms del Mundo CD
by Arne Naess and George Sessions
The tongue of the largest glacier in Alaska, seen from space (courtesy NASA)
Thomas Berry, C.P. (November 9, 1914 – June 1, 2009) was a Catholic priest of the Passionist order, cultural historian and ecotheologian (although cosmologist and geologian – or “Earth scholar” – were his preferred descriptors). Among advocates of deep ecology and "ecospirituality" he is famous for proposing that a deep understanding of the history and functioning of the evolving universe is a necessary inspiration and guide for our own effective functioning as individuals and as a species.
Deep ecology is a contemporary ecological philosophy distinguished by its advocacy of the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs.
Arne Dekke Eide Næss (27 January 1912 – 12 January 2009) was a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term Deep Ecology and was an important intellectual and inspirational figure within the Environmental movement of the late twentieth century. [ 6 ] Næss averred that while western environmental groups of the early post-war period had raised public awareness of the environmental issues of the time they had largely failed to have insight into and address the underlying cultural and philosophical background to these problems.
The study of planetary habitability is partly based upon extrapolation from knowledge of the Earth 's conditions, as the Earth is the only planet currently known to harbour life
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L’écologie profonde est une philosophie écologiste contemporaine qui se caractérise par sa défense de la valeur intrinsèque des êtres vivants, c'est-à-dire une valeur indépendante de leur utilité pour les êtres humains.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le terme générique théories Gaïa fait référence à un ensemble d'hypothèses et de théories selon lesquelles :
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.