Thursday, January 15, 2009

Founder of the Deep Ecology Movement Dies

Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess died on Wednesday at the age of 96. Naess was the founder of the deep ecology movement and a leading figure in modern environmental circles. He founded the journal Inquiry and authored many books, including LIFE’S PHILOSOPHY: REASON AND MEANING IN A DEEPER WORLD, which the Press published in the U.S. and recently issued in paperback.

In addition to his prolific academic career at the University of Oslo, Naess was an avid mountaineer who led the first expedition up Tirich Mir in Pakistan, among other accomplishments.

Left: Arne Naess
Right: Tirich Mir

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