Article: “What is Deep Ecology Philosophy” at Treehugger.com

Back in 2021, this helpful article about deep ecology was published on treehugger.com. It in includes an overview of the history of the movement, as well as a concise summary of criticisms that Deep Ecology has attracted over the years.

Deep ecology, a movement initiated by Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss in 1972, posits two main ideas. The first is that there must be a shift away from human-centered anthropocentrism to ecocentrism in which every living thing is seen as having inherent value regardless of its utility. Second, that humans are part of nature rather than superior and apart from it, and therefore must protect all life on Earth as they would protect their family or self.

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Ths article also includes the following useful sources

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