Ecological Self

Ecological Self

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ecological self is central to the school of Experiential Deep Ecology, which, based on the work of Norwegian philosopher Arne N ss, argues that through the process of self actualisation, one transcends the nations of the individuated "egoic" self and arrives at a position of an ecological self. So long as one is working within the narrower concept of self, N ss argues, environmentally responsible behaviour is a form of altruism, a "doing good for the other," which historically has been a precarious ethical basis, usually involved in exhorting others to "be good." N ss argues that in his Ecosophy, the enlargement of the ego-self to the eco-self results in environmentally responsible behaviour as a form of self-interest. Warwick Fox argued that N ss's philosophy was based upon a variety of "transpersonal ecology" in which self interest was firmly embedded within the interest of the ecommunity ecosphere of which the self was eternally embedded. As deep ecologist John Seed has stated, "Deep ecology critiques the idea that we are the crown of creation, the measure of all being: that the world is a pyramid with humanity rightly on top.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136686406
  • 9786136686400