Principles Of Deep Ecology

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In the reference of the above points, we should understand that we are in the need of deep ecology and we should straightaway refuse the shallow approach
Deep ecology is the movement which is contrasted to an environmentalism concerned with the depletion of resources and pollution. Deep ecology wants a fundamental change in religion, morality and social institutions with the above set of eight basic principles by Arnes Naess and George Sessions. Still they had been set as the ‘core doctrines’ of the deep ecology movement. These principles gave a position to deep ecology and those points are:
1. Firstly, that the deep ecologists reject anthropocentrism and welcome ecocentrism and is of the opinion that we are the part of this ecosystem, therefore
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Thirdly, deep ecologists are a throwback to the 1930s. Michael Zimmerman says that the deep ecology is like the German National Socialism which was also a neo-pagan revival and a radical green movement.
4. The fourth one is the most alarmingly one where the deep ecologists promote Arnes Naess; fundamental norm of deep ecology, ‘Self-Realization’ as a replacement of morality. Everything goes around this fundamental norm of deep ecology. Naess is of the opinion that if we identify ourselves with the nonhuman world then we are in no need of morality. We are the only one who can wake up our self and our self will do the same what it is actually. Deep ecologist Bill Devall said that it is our right to save nature as it is the part of our body and if we are destroying nature it means we are destroying a part of our body.
The above points illustrate the fact that deep ecology is a deep response towards he environmental crisis; respecting nature and realizing a true self. Deep Ecology may refer to egalitarian and holistic environmental philosophy founded on phenomenological methodology. There are four major deep ecology philosophers and they
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Axiology (study of the criteria of value systems in ethics) of a biocentric egalitarianism
2. Ontology (study of existence) of metaphysical holism which asserts that the biosphere is internally related to each other that make up an ontologically unbroken whole.
The first principle: Biocentric egalitarianism also known by biocentric, biospherical and ecological, with equality and egalitarianism. Here Naess means that the whole ecology has equal intrinsic value. But some critic has denied this principle like Watson; he said that deep ecology is not just non- anthropocentric but anti- anthropocentric.
The second principle: The second one is metaphysical holism- by this principle we can correlate or inter connect the ontogical interconnectedness with ‘self-realization’ with the help of this principle if we are able to find the intrinsic value of other living beings that we can find the life in all forms.
It has been said in the main theoretical formulation that shallow ecology is not based on a well-articulated but incorrect philosophical or religious foundation. There is a lack of depth of guiding philosophical or religious foundations.
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