Development - Development The phrase"deep ecology was...

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Development The phrase "deep ecology" was coined by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss in 1973, [1] and he helped give it a theoretical foundation. "For Arne Næss, ecological science, concerned with facts and logic alone, cannot answer ethical questions about how we should live. For this we need ecological wisdom. Deep ecology seeks to develop this by focusing on deep experience, deep questioning and deep commitment. These constitute an interconnected system. Each gives rise to and supports the other, whilst the entire system is, what Næss would call, an ecosophy: an evolving but consistent philosophy of being, thinking and acting in the world, that embodies ecological wisdom and harmony." [2] Næss rejected the idea that beings can be ranked according to their relative value. For example, judgments on whether an animal has an eternal soul , whether it uses reason or whether it has consciousness (or indeed higher consciousness ) have all been used to justify the ranking of the human animal as superior to other animals. Næss states that
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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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Development - Development The phrase"deep ecology was...

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