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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (12 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521348730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521348737
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 419,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This long awaited work is an updated and thoroughly revised translation of Okologi, Samfunn og Livsstil in Norwegian. Naess is the acknowledged founder of 'deep ecology' and a respected authority in semantics, the philosophy of science and the thinking of Spinoza and Ghandi. This book is both a philosophical primer and a handbook on strategy and tactics for thoughtful environmentalists.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution

'I would add Naess' book to that very short list of works in environmental philosophy that speak to us from the depths of a life well and thoughtfully lived, a life which has engendered wisdom and with it care, responsiveness, and a sense of responsibility to the earth.' Jim Cheney

'… this book is understandable even for the uninitiated, and practical for anyone wanting to reduce their adverse impacts on the Earth.' John Davis, Earth First! Journal

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4.0 out of 5 stars It Still Works! 14 Nov. 2013
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I read the book 15 years ago. It was then a great influence on my work as a composer and a catalyst for seeing differently what was familiar and taken for granted. To re-read Naess' work and to find it still (perhaps even more) relevant is a testimony to his insights and analysis. The book requires patience and a willingness to process details. It is precisely the clarity of ideas and historical perspective that continues to keep the content current. This is not a book for those who are interested in a general overview. Naess means business--that's why a whole generation of environmentally conscious people have carried his work forward.
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be mistaken for a recommendation 16 July 2015
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This book is a classical treatment of one man's process for building his own ecological/philosophical framework toward environmental activism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and Much Needed Philosophy 23 Mar. 2006
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In his book, Arne Naess brilliantly provides the philosophical basis for deep ecology. He uses reasonable arguments that resound with all aspects of life. In a time when the market economy is pervading more and more areas around the globe, a philosophy like Naess's that can help us reconnect with the bigger picture is much needed. I am finishing up a degree in environmental economics and from my first year in environmental studies, Arne Naess's ideas have been pivotal in the re-shaping of my relationship with the world. His philosophy has been cited time and time again by professors of different disciplines and this book is required reading in many courses. This book is not too context specific and can be understood by any audience. It is highly recommended for the reader interested in philosophy, ecology, environmentalism, and life in general.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A treaty of ecophilosophy 6 July 2004
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The author develops the foundation of his nature-oriented philosophy with the traditional rigor, logic and method employed to describe new system of values. A bit harsh sometimes but philosophy demands that. For a more accessible and pragmatic artwork on the same subject, I would advise "Small is beautiful" by E. F. Schumacher.
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