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The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy - Page 20
by Neil Carter - 2007 - 410 pages
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Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy

Arne Naess - Nature - 1990 - 223 pages
...non-human life forms is independent of the usefulness these may have for narrow human purposes. (2) Richness and diversity of life forms are values in...richness and diversity except to satisfy vital needs. (4) Present human interference with the non-human world is excessive, and the situation is rapidly worsening....
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Defending the Earth: A Dialogue Between Murray Bookchin and Dave Foreman

Murray Bookchin - Nature - 1991 - 147 pages
...has been evolving for three and half billion years. I subscribe to the deep ecology principle that "the flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible with a substantial decrease of the human population and that the flourishing of nonhuman life requires such a decrease."1 The left...
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Laying the Ladder Down: The Emergence of Cultural Holism

Betty Jean Craige - Social Science - 1992 - 159 pages
...non-human life forms is independent of the usefulness these may have for narrow human purposes. (2) Richness and diversity of life forms are values in...richness and diversity except to satisfy vital needs. (4) Present human interference with the non-human world is excessive, and the situation is rapidly worsening....
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Is It Painful to Think?: Conversations With Arne Naess

David Rothenberg, Arne Naess - 1993 - 204 pages
...Richness and diversity of life forms on earth, including forms of human cultures, have intrinsic worth. 5. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity,...flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible with a substantially smaller human population. 5. Present human interference with the nonhuman world is excessive,...
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American Environmentalism: The U.S. Environmental Movement, 1970-1990

Riley E. Dunlap, Angela G. Mertig - Science - 1992 - 121 pages
...diversity of life forms contribute to the realization of these values and are also values in themselves. (3) Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity except to satisfy human needs. (4) The flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible with a substantial decrease...
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Wisdom in the Open Air: The Norwegian Roots of Deep Ecology

Peter Reed, David Rothenberg - Political Science - 1993 - 255 pages
...except to satisfy vital needs. The great majority tend to agree. Many comment on the term "vital." 4. The flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible...with a substantial decrease in the human population, and the flourishing of nonhuman life requires such a decrease. The great majority agree. 5. Present...
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Practical Ethics

Peter Singer - Medical - 1993 - 395 pages
...diversity of life forms contribute to the realisation of these values and are also values in themselves. 3 Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity except to satisfy vital needs. Although these principles refer only to life, in the same paper Naess and Sessions say that deep ecology...
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Regarding Nature: Industrialism and Deep Ecology

Andrew McLaughlin - Nature - 1993 - 280 pages
...the struggle to protect wilderness is for the sake of both biological diversity and human diversity. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity except to satisfy vital needs. ecosystem and conclude that anthropocentrism is simply an unreasonable and unfounded bias in favor...
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For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the ...

Herman E. Daly - Business & Economics - 1994 - 534 pages
...diversity of life forms contribute to the realization of these values and are also values in themselves. 3. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and...cultures is compatible with a substantial decrease of the human population. The flourishing of nonhuman life requires such a decrease. 5. Present human...
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Contesting Earth's Future: Radical Ecology and Postmodernity

Michael E. Zimmerman - Nature - 1994 - 447 pages
...diversity of life forms contribute to the realization of these values and are also values in themselves. 3. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and...flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible with a substantially small human population. The flourishing of nonhuman life requires a smaller human population....
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