Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 26, 1990 - Nature - 223 pages
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The basic thesis of the work is that environmental problems are only to be solved by people - people who will be required to make value judgements in conflicts that go beyond narrowly conceived human concerns. Thus people require not only an ethical system, but a way of conceiving the world and themselves such that the intrinsic value of life and nature is obvious, a system based on 'deep ecological principles'. The book encourages readers to identify their own series of such parameters - their own ecosophies. Ecology, Comunity and Lifestyle will appeal to philosophers, specialists working on environmental issues, and the more general reader who is interested in learning some of the foundational ideas of the rapidly expanding field of environmental philosophy.
 

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Contents

The environmental crisis and the deep ecological movement
23
ideology and practice
24
3 Our ecological knowledge is severely limited ecopolitical consequences of ignorance
26
4 The deep ecology movement
27
5 A platform of the deep ecology movement
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6 How the themes of deep ecology are presented in what follows
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From ecology to ecosophy
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2 Normative evaluation
40
deep interviews
121
9 Shadowpricing nature
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10 Summary
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Ecopolitics within ecosophy
130
2 The three poles of the political triangle the blue the red and the green the limitations of triangular analysis
133
3 Checklist of ecopolitical issues and their expansion
135
4 More comments on the basic ecopolitical areas of pollution resources and population
138
5 Strengthening the local and the global
141

3 Objective subjective and phenontenological descriptions of nature
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do they exist in nature?
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5 Protagorean Bothand theory
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6 Gestalts and gestalt thinking
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7 Emotion value and reality
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8 From emotion to evaluation
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Fact and value basic norms
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2 Total systems norm system models in pyramidal form
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3 Ecological system thinking
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pleasure happiness or perfection?
80
5 Selfrealisation as top norm and key term for an ultimate goal
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Ecosophy technology and lifestyle
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The Future in Our Hands
88
3 Effects of change of mentality
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4 Technology and lifestyle
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Economics within ecosophy
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2 The neglect of economics within the deep ecological movement
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3 as seen from a purely economic standpoint
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4 An economic policy system fragment
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5 Gross National Product GNP
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6 Arguments for ignoring GNP in the industrial countries
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7 Basic notions in economic welfare theory
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6 Direct action norms of Gandhian nonviolence
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from exploitation to mutual aid
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8 Critiques of the Limits to Growth approach
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9 Are Green political parties desirable?
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10 The deep ecological movement and the big political issues
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11 Bureaucracy
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12 The deep ecological movement and the peace movement
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14 Concluding remarks
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Ecosophy T unity and diversity of life
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1 The universal right to selfunfolding and the correlative intrinsic value of every life form
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2 Identification oneness wholeness and Selfrealisation
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3 Cruelty in nature the tragedy and the comedy of life
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the Bible
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from Plotinus to Descartes
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the Milky Way also stimulates respect
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7 Nonviolence and the philosophy of oneness
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8 The systematisation of the logically ultimate norms and hypotheses of Ecosophy T
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9 The future of the deep ecological movement
210
Bibliography
213
Index
217
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Page 11 - Love all God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.

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