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 works 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 compassionate 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 advocate.

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"A well–written, thought provoking set of works from a man who is a national hero of sorts in Norway, but has yet to really make his mark here in the United States. With luck, this collection will help to change that . . . The essays written with a particularly light–hearted, even playful, tone still manage to get their point across and are a cause for reflection by the reader." —Elephant Journal

"The Ecology of Wisdom only hints at the breadth and power of [Naess's] thought . . . At a time when the environment hangs in the balance and it's tempting to give in to despair, these sturdy, hopeful writings from an ecological philosopher and peace activist are more necessary than ever." —Orion