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Deep Ecology as an Aesthetic Movement

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Many deep ecologists call for a 'new ecological ethic'. If this ethic is meant to be a moral ethic, then deep ecology fails. However if deep ecology is interpreted as an aesthetic movement, then it is both philosophically coherent and practically adequate.

Keywords: aesthetics; deep ecology; morality; nonanthropocentrism

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 1996

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