Deepness - such as Marti Kheel , [21] argue that...

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Deepness Deep ecology is criticised for its claim to be deeper than alternative theories, which by implication are shallow . However despite repeated complaints about use of the term it still enjoys wide currency; deep evidently has an attractive resonance for many who seek to establish a new ethical framework for guiding human action with respect to the natural world. It may be presumptuous to assert that one's thinking is deeper than others'. When Arne Næss coined the term deep ecology he compared it favourably with shallow environmentalism which he criticized for its utilitarian and anthropocentric attitude to nature and for its materialist and consumer- oriented outlook. [19] [20] Against this is Arne Næss 's own view that the "depth" of deep ecology resides in the persistence of its interrogative questioning, particularly in asking "Why?" when faced with initial answers. [ edit ] Ecofeminist response Both ecofeminism and deep ecology put forward a new conceptualization of the self. Some ecofeminists,
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Unformatted text preview: such as Marti Kheel , [21] argue that self-realization and identification with all nature places too much emphasis on the whole, at the expense of the independent being. Similarly, some ecofeminists place more emphasis on the problem of androcentrism rather than anthropocentrism . To others, like Karen J. Warren , the domination of women is tethered conceptually and historically to the domination of nature. Ecofeminism denies abstract individualism and embraces the interconnectedness of the living world; relationships, including our relationship with non-human nature, are not extrinsic to our identity and are essential in defining what it means to be human. Warren argues that hierarchical classifications in general, such as racism or speciesism , are all forms of discrimination and are no different than sexism . Thus, anthropocentrism is simply another form of discrimination as a result of our flawed value structure and should be abolished. [22]...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course SCIENCE 103 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '12 term at American International.

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