Cambridge Core – Philosophy of Science – Ecology, Community and Lifestyle – by Arne Naess. Outline of an Ecosophy. Ecology, Community and Lifestyle. Ecology, community and lifestyle: Outline of an ecosophy. by Arne Naess, translated and revised by David Rothenberg, Cambridge University Press, Request PDF on ResearchGate | Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy | The basic thesis of the work is that environmental problems are.
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Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Thoroughly updated by the author, this revised and expanded translation of Naess’ Okologi, Samfunn og Llivsstil conveys his thoughts on the relevance of philosophy to the problems of environmental degradation. Paperbackpages.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ecology, Community and Lifestyleplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Ecology, Community and Lifestyle. Lists with This Book. Dec 30, Rhys rated it liked it. I wish I had read this long ago. In particular, the thinking was more Spinozan or phenomenological than I had expected, with strong discussions around gestalt and the embodied subject.
The tertiary qual I wish I had read this long ago. The tertiary qualities tend to be separated from the gestalts and referred to as merely subjective emotions. The overcoming of this prejudice has profound consequences for environmentalism” and Naess suggests that the “Verbal deterioration of gestalts implies deterioration of the culture.
Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy by Arne Næss
How does one sustain a more holistic worldview in a linear, abstracted left-brain world? Sep 20, Maria rated it it was amazing. Probaly the single most important books to shape my mind.
May 12, Ecoaophy Lyngaas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Environmentalism emerged as a popular grassroots political movement in the s with the radical involvement from the beginning of the 70s with Global Earth Day, Green peace and other organizations. Deep ecology based upon the view of Gandhi but most of all Mahayana Buddhism, who Buddha shared his wisdom about years ago, not to kill, not to destroy.
Buddha gave his lectures on the most central question; not to kill any living, including the grass, tress, the sea, and the mountains. What is deep ecology? Deep Ah based upon a great respect for all living beings, nonviolence, and self-realization within a personal contact with nature.
Deep ecology based upon the view of Gandhi but most of all Mahayana Buddhism, who Buddha shared his wisdom about years ago.
The greatest environmentalist of all time Nov 04, Rex Bradshaw rated it liked it Shelves: This book provides a broad, concise outline of Naess’s thinking on “ecosophy” or ecological wisdom. Naess discusses how ecosophy can shape our thinking, lifestyle, society, politics, economics, and technology. Lifestyoe ecosoph This book provides a broad, concise outline of Naess’s thinking on “ecosophy” or ecological wisdom.
Naess’s ecosophy is nuanced and carefully thought out.
If Naess steers clear of the New Age sentimentality so common in the popular wing of the environmental movement, he also avoids classification with the arrogant progressivism often associated in some places, at least with its political wing. Though he attributes great value to engagement in both mysticism and politics, his concern is simply with the value of life–all life, understood cpmmunity a manifold totality–on this earth.
Nor is he misanthropic; he sees great value in human life lived ecosophically, and remains fundamentally optimistic about our potential as a species privileged with rationality and a rich ecosphere.
Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy
He encourages diversity within environmentalism and a generous reading of both allies and opponents; this genial approach goes a long way to making the reader want to listen and understand. My point of approach to ecosophy is classical Christian theology and the writings of agrarian thinkers such as Wendell Berry. With both I saw a great deal of common ground, though it must be said that Naess’s discussion here of the ecosophical value of religion is shallow.
Despite the linear simplicity of his writing, moreover, Naess introduced a lot of terms that were new to me, and his logical-philosophical apparatus I found rather foreign. In consequence I feel I would have to reread several times in order to properly evaluate the strength of his arguments. Nevertheless, Naess is doing an important work in exploring alternatives to the utilitarian mentality of our time and refocusing our attention on what is really important about living.
What he really wishes to provide us with are guidelines rather than magic universal fixes; he wants us to ask better questions of ourselves and our communities.
Thus perceiving our world anew, we may right our relationship with the earth and enjoy it in a deeper and healthier way. Feb 20, Alexander rated it really liked it Shelves: Arne Naess’ Ecology, Community and Lifestyle is a nice book.
Despite a general distaste for “deep ecology” and its associated superstitions, I found myself very much appreciating Naess’ take on deep ecology and holding great respect for this his attempt to construct a worldview that is informed by the basic principles of ecology “all things hang together”an attempt that involves challenging how we think about science, about our world, about society, about epistemology, about metaphysics, abo Arne Naess’ Ecology, Community and Lifestyle is a nice book.
Despite a general distaste for “deep ecology” and its associated superstitions, I found myself very much appreciating Naess’ take on deep ecology and holding great respect for this his attempt to construct a worldview that is informed by the basic principles of ecology “all things hang together”an attempt that involves challenging how we think about science, about our world, about society, about epistemology, about metaphysics, about the self.
He does not restrict himself to ethics simply or treat it as if it existed in a vacuum or sealed box; his ethics is heavily indebted to the rest of his thought.
Deep ecology is especially vulnerable to charges of sloppiness and sentimentality, but Naess at least, who was trained by the logical positivists, exerts a restraining influence on these tendencies, though he does not entirely escape the charges.
He is, moreover, a pleasant author to read. His writing is in some respects the equivalent to philosophy of what Herodotus is to history. He creates an atmosphere in which you feel that you are sitting before a fire perhaps and listening to this kindly old man, experienced in the ways of the world, telling you what his experience has taught him.
There are some important philosophical mistakes in the book, and I’ve written a paper about one of them the idea of treating relations to our environment as constituents of our ourselvesbut ECL remains invaluable as a relatively complete overview of what is involved in constructing a truly ecological worldview, based in an understanding of the interdependence of all living things and the capacity of human beings to identify themselves for loving concern.
Naess therefore provides a good beginning for the rest of us who wish to think these matters through and, if finally going in a different direction that than indicated by Naess, still indebted to him for his trailblazing work.
Jan 10, Sancho rated it it was ok.
Ecology, Community, and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy
I agree with many of the things that the author says. But Communitg have to say that it is a heavy book to read, I had a lot of trouble to follow in many parts. In particular, I enjoyed his discussions on technology and technical optimism.
I also agree totally with the belief in the inherent value of all living beings, wcosophy from their instrumental utility to humans, i.
I understood that on my own, many years ago, but I still struggle to understand why it is so difficult to und I agree with many of the things that the author says. I understood that on my own, many years ago, but I coommunity struggle to understand why it is so difficult to understand and accept by others. It is just common sense to me. I cannot understand how so many continue to believe that we are at the center of everything, that everything revolves around us, that we do not need anything from other beings in this planet, and that whatever pf ruined, we’ll be able to fix.
This continues to be, in my opinion, the dominant approach to “sustainability” and “sustainable development”. Nature and its needs and rights are nowhere to be found. Oct 10, Lage rated it really liked it.
An interesting read, functioning as both an eyeopener with regards to the value of value-judgments and normative systems in political discourse, and as an effective reminder of the intrinsic value of all living beings, and, indeed, life itself. The book also serves as a thorough introduction to the deep ecology movement, and the philosophical platform from which it stems.
Not to mention convincing, in a non-dogmatic fashion.
Motivation for furthered green political engagement with real political action in sight is easily found between these covers. Dec 18, Joseph rated it it was ok Shelves: I forced my drooping eyelids open until page 60 or so, and then gave up. In terms of vocabulary and organization, this book is beyond unapproachable, even though the subject matter is fascinating.
For anyone interested in deep ecology, I’d steer clear of this one and find something else. I still plan on giving Naess another chance, but this one just ain’t gonna happen. Jan 14, C. I often seem to take someone’s death as a recommendation for their work. Koko rated it liked it Mar 27, Simen rated it it was amazing Dec 23, John rated it really liked it Feb 12, Hampatu rated it really liked it Feb 03, Jason rated it really liked it May 02, Boghall rated it liked it Jan 25, Ronny Gundersen rated it really liked it Aug 03, Andrea rated it it was amazing Jan 08, T H rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Oo Na rated it liked it Aug 09, Beby Selitamiddle rated it really liked it Sep 09, Pilosopong Tasyo rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Paul De fretes rated it really liked it Apr 08, Emily rated it it was ok Oct 20, Matvey Menetrey rated it liked it Feb 02, Li rated it liked it Jun 06, Bonnsvett rated it really liked it Dec 03, Paulo rated it it was amazing Nov 28,