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  • n. Ecological philosophy, particularly of the type associated with the deep ecology movement


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Blend of ecology and philosophy


  • "Deep ecology is a recent branch of ecological philosophy (ecosophy) that considers humankind an integral part of its environment.

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  • New York Times: 'Deep ecology, which called for population reduction, soft technology and non-interference in the natural world, was eagerly taken up by environmentalists impatient with shallow ecology — another of Arne Naess’s coinages — which did not confront technology and economic growth.

    'It formed part of a broader personal philosophy that Mr. Naess called ecosophy T, “a philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium�? that human beings can comprehend by expanding their narrow concept of self to embrace the entire planetary ecosystem. The term fused “ecological�? and “philosophy.�? The T stood for Tvergastein, his name for the mountain cabin he built in 1937 in southern Norway, where he often wrote.'

    January 17, 2009