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Author Næss, Arne.

Title Life's philosophy [electronic resource] : reason & feeling in a deeper world / Arne Næss with Per Ingvar Haukeland ; translated by Roland Huntford ; with a foreword by Bill McKibben & an introduction by Harold Glasser.

Imprint Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 180 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Life seen as an open landscape -- How do you feel yourself and the world? -- On imagination, research -- and petty rationality -- Reason and feeling are interactive -- A feeling for all living beings -- How does our emotional life mature? -- You can learn properly only what engages your feelings -- The art of living: to do little things in a big way.
Summary "Now available in English for the first time, Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess's meditation on the art of living is an exhortation to preserve the environment and biodiversity. Like a "universal great-grandfather," he offers a bright and bold perspective on the power of feelings to move us away from ecological and cultural degradation toward sound, future-focused policy and action." "Naess acknowledges the powerlessness of the intellect without the heart, and, like Thoreau before him rejects the Cartesian notion of mind-body separation. He advocates, instead, the integration of reason and emotion - a combination Naess believes will inspire to make changes for the better. Playful and serious, this is a guidebook for finding our way on a planet wrecked by the harmful effects of consumption, popluation growth, commodification, technology and globalization. It is sure to mobilize today's philosophers, environmentalists, policy makers, and the general public into seeking - with whole hearts rather than superficial motives - more effective and timelier solutions."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Subject Conduct of life.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Haukeland, Per Ingvar, 1966-
Added Title Livsfilosofi. English
Other Form: Print version: Næss, Arne. Livsfilosofi. English. Life's philosophy. Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2002 9780820324180 (DLC) 2001008020 (OCoLC)48642579
ISBN 9780820336398 (electronic bk.)
0820336394 (electronic bk.)
0820324183 (Trade Cloth)