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The Misbegotten Child of Deep Ecology

Stephen Avery

Environmental Values 13(2004): 31-50. doi: 10.3197/096327104772444811

This paper offers a critical examination of efforts to use Heidegger's thought to illuminate deep ecology. It argues that deep ecology does not entail a non-anthropocentric or ecocentric environmental ethic; rather, it is best understood as offering an ontological critique of the current environmental crisis, from a perspective of deep anthropocentrism.

KEYWORDS: Deep ecology, Heidegger, anthropocentrism, Zimmerman

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Beyond Human Racism. Robyn Eckersley

Anthropocentrism: A Misunderstood Problem. Tim Hayward

Deep Ecology as an Aesthetic Movement. Tony Lynch

Non-Anthropocentrism? A Killing Objection. Tony Lynch and David Wells

On the Reconciliation of Anthropocentric and Nonanthropocentric Environmental Ethics. Brian K. Steverson

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

The Troubled Marriage of Deep Ecology and Bioregionalism. Stewart Davidson

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