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Life's philosophy : 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.

Næss, Arne. (Author).
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Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 180 pages)
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2002.

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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.
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"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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Authors: Haukeland, Per Ingvar, 1966- (Added Author).
Citation: Næss, Arne. "Life's philosophy : reason & feeling in a deeper world." Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2002.

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