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The Ecology of Wisdom Writings by Arne Naess

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A founder of the Deep Ecology Movement Arne Naess' has produced articles on environmentalism that have provided unmatched inspiration for ecologists philosophers and activists worldwide This collection amasses a definitive group of Naess' most important work My first encounter with the writings of Naess one of the founders of what he called the long range deep ecology movement As a snapshot of his extensive writings this book perhaps does a some justice by culling out relevant pieces and placing them in 'thematic gestalts' to present some essential aspects of his 'ecosophy'Some chapters have interesting titles related to the philosophical concepts he expounds about 'beautiful action' about 'the place of joy in a world of fact' the need for 'modesty in the conuest of mountains' 'gestalt thinking and Buddhism' and so on I liked some parts of the book For instance on thinking deeply about and bringing to the fore the underlying philosophies normative structures and hypotheses on which we base our actions About argumentation and principles that should guide the way we debate argue with opponents and the importance of language and communication His effort to integrate the three great world movements peace social justice and the ecologyenvironmental movement His linking of Spinoza and Gandhi and the emphasis on activeness if not action and activism in the movementFor someone who laid so much emphasis on language and communication his texts are nevertheless not easy reading The chapters on direct philosophical subjects are dense and not for the faint hearted lay person who has not engaged with such reasoning The Introduction by the editors is too long winded and mostly eulogy to Naess and disappointing in that respect Recommendation if you buy or see the book read the chapters that attract your attention and safely leave the rest

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S in which he calls for nonviolent cooperative action to protect the Earth Rich with observations insights and anecdotes Naess' writings draw from Eastern religious practices Gandhian nonviolent direct action and Spinozan unity systems Playful and compassion As someone with a new interest in the philosophy of deep ecology I was looking for a lay persons introduction I found some of these essays too theoretical and at a academic level than I could cope with sadly My favourite was describing the microcosm around and living in the hut at Tvergastein Stage Mum protect the Earth Rich with observations insights and anecdotes Naess' writings draw from Eastern religious A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, practices Gandhian nonviolent direct action and Spinozan unity systems Playful and compassion As someone with a new interest in the Sweet Mandarin philosophy of deep ecology I was looking for a lay Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West persons introduction I found some of these essays too theoretical and at a academic level than I could cope with sadly My favourite was describing the microcosm around and living in the hut at Tvergastein

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Ate in tone Ecology of Wisdom showcases Naess' exceptional enthusiasm wit and spiritual fascination with nature while educating each of us about the steps we must take to rescue the planet and illuminating the relevance of this important environmental advoca Arne Naess is my new hero


10 thoughts on “The Ecology of Wisdom Writings by Arne Naess

  1. says:

    Preface by Alan Drengson and Bill DevallAcknowledgmentsIntroduction The Life and Work of Arne Naess An Appreciative Overview by Alan Drengson Section 1 Places in the Real World An Example of a Place Tvergastein Modesty and the Conuest of Mountains Avalanches as Social Constructions The World of Concrete Contents Self Realization An Ecological Approach to Being in the World Section 2 The Long Range Deep Ecology Movement The Three Great Movements The Basics of the Deep Ecology Movement Cultural Diversity and the Deep Ecology Movement The Place of Joy in a World of Fact Beautiful Action Its Function in the Ecological Crisis Lifestyle Trends Within the Deep Ecology Movement Section 3 Methodology and Systems Reflections on Total Views The Limited Neutrality of Typologies of Systems The Methodology of Normative Systems Pluralism in Cultural Anthropology The Principle of Intensity Creativity and Gestalt Thinking Gestalt Thinking and Buddhism Section 4 Nonviolence and Gandhi Spinoza and Wholeness Nonmilitary Defense Gandhian Nonviolent Verbal Communication The Necessity of Training Spinoza and the Deep Ecology Movement Through Spinoza to Mahayana Buddhism or Through Mahayana Buddhism to Spinoza? Freedom Self and Activeness According to Spinoza Section 5 Problems and Ways Forward Industrial Society Postmodernity and Ecological Sustainability Sustainability The Integral Approach Population Reduction An Ecosophical View Deep Ecology for the Twenty Second Century NotesBibliography


  2. says:

    My first encounter with the writings of Naess one of the founders of what he called the long range deep ecology movement As a snapshot of his extensive writings this book perhaps does a some justice by culling out relevant pieces and placing them in 'thematic gestalts' to present some essential aspects of his 'ecosophy'Some chapters have interesting titles related to the philosophical concepts he expounds about 'beautiful action' about 'the place of joy in a world of fact' the need for 'modesty in the conuest of mountains' 'gestalt thinking and Buddhism' and so on I liked some parts of the book For instance on thinking deeply about and bringing to the fore the underlying philosophies normative structures and hypotheses on which we base our actions About argumentation and principles that should guide the way we debate argue with opponents and the importance of language and communication His effort to integrate the three great world movements peace social justice and the ecologyenvironmental movement His linking of Spinoza and Gandhi and the emphasis on activeness if not action and activism in the movementFor someone who laid so much emphasis on language and communication his texts are nevertheless not easy reading The chapters on direct philosophical subjects are dense and not for the faint hearted lay person who has not engaged with such reasoning The Introduction by the editors is too long winded and mostly eulogy to Naess and disappointing in that respect Recommendation if you buy or see the book read the chapters that attract your attention and safely leave the rest


  3. says:

    This collection of essays is uite good Not all of them are great but some have managed to leave a lasting impression on me Especially Naess' emphasis on the idea of having a place Definitely recommended


  4. says:

    As someone with a new interest in the philosophy of deep ecology I was looking for a lay persons introduction I found some of these essays too theoretical and at a academic level than I could cope with sadly My favourite was describing the microcosm around and living in the hut at Tvergastein


  5. says:

    As a complete newcomer to Naess Ecology of Wisdom is a deep introduction to both the man and his work Alan Drengson's introductory overview covers the life of Arne Naess as well as touching on his work and the deep ecology movement in general From there we proceed on to the first of the five sections 'Places in the Real World' The essays in this section are definitely the most accessible entryway into the essays as a whole as they are all about tangible places From there the book moves on to philosphical matters 'The Long Range Deep Ecology Movement' 'Methodology and Systems' 'Nonviolence and Gandhi Spinoza and Wholeness' and 'Problems and Ways Forward' Each of these section covers a number of philosophical issues; predominantly on our relationship to the world around us If you are a complete beginner to ecosophy or the deep ecology movement the writings of Arne Naess can be overwhelming at times but this book at least tries to make the man relatable Not for the average reader perhaps but a must for anyone interested in ecosophy and looking for a challenging read


  6. says:

    This guy was good Very good self realization essay hit the sweetest


  7. says:

    Incidentally absorbing it's not compelling while I read it but I revisit repeatedly The translation is not always great I think where there is translation Naes wrote in English too Unfortunately the introductory essay is awful


  8. says:

    Saw a good review of this in Ode Magazine He is a mentor of mine from one of his first widely read books Deep Ecology


  9. says:

    Arne Naess is my new hero


  10. says:

    Kindle Ebook


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