Environmentalism(s)
    Dr. Christopher S. Rice
Ecology
       vs.
Environmentalism
4
Ethical Frameworks
Egocentrism
Homocentrism
Ecocentrism
Deep Ecology
Ecosophy
A philosophy of ecological
 harmony or equilibrium.
Ecosophy T
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
The Principles of Deep Ecology
Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16...
Anthropocentrism
Dominant Western Worldview
          (DWW)
             +
Human Exceptionalism Paradigm
           (HPP)
             vs.
...
Source: William R. Catton, Jr. and Riley Dunlap. “A New Ecological Paradigm for Post-Exuberant Sociology,” American
Behavi...
Eco-science
Chaos Theory
Food WEB
    vs.
Food CHAIN
Bioregionalism
Ecosystem
A distinct human and natural community
including the social as well as the organic
factors that interrelate with...
“An immanent dialectic
      within phenomena”
• Humans are transformed by their relations
  with nature, even as they tra...
“An immanent dialectic
      within phenomena”
• Humans are transformed by their relations
  with nature, even as they tra...
“An immanent dialectic
      within phenomena”
• Humans are transformed by their relations
  with nature, even as they tra...
Cyber-Greens
“Email burns oil and
shits filth into your
air”
~ Bruce Sterling,
Viridiandesign.org
They're all about creating irresistible
consumer demand for cool objects that will
yield a global atmosphere upgrade. It's...
Greening your Geek
“The ruins of the
unsustainable are the
21st century’s
frontier.”
~ Bruce Sterling
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)
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PS 240 Environmentalism Fall 2008 (Section 002 ONLY)

  1. 1. Environmentalism(s) Dr. Christopher S. Rice
  2. 2. Ecology vs. Environmentalism
  3. 3. 4 Ethical Frameworks
  4. 4. Egocentrism
  5. 5. Homocentrism
  6. 6. Ecocentrism
  7. 7. Deep Ecology
  8. 8. Ecosophy A philosophy of ecological harmony or equilibrium.
  9. 9. Ecosophy T
  10. 10. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  11. 11. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  12. 12. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  13. 13. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  14. 14. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  15. 15. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  16. 16. The Principles of Deep Ecology Arne Naess, “The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary,” Inquiry, 16 (1972): 95-100. Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, p.87. • Rejection of the man-in-environment image in favor of the relational, total-field image. • Biospherical egalitarianism. • Principles of diversity and of symbiosis. • Anti-class posture. • Fight against pollution and resource depletion. • Complexity, not complication. • Local autonomy and decentralization.
  17. 17. Anthropocentrism
  18. 18. Dominant Western Worldview (DWW) + Human Exceptionalism Paradigm (HPP) vs. New Ecological Paradigm (NEP)
  19. 19. Source: William R. Catton, Jr. and Riley Dunlap. “A New Ecological Paradigm for Post-Exuberant Sociology,” American Behavioral Scientist, 24, no. 1 (Sept./Oct. 1980): 34. Also Carolyn Merchant, Radical Ecology, pp. 90-91.
  20. 20. Eco-science
  21. 21. Chaos Theory
  22. 22. Food WEB vs. Food CHAIN
  23. 23. Bioregionalism
  24. 24. Ecosystem A distinct human and natural community including the social as well as the organic factors that interrelate with each other to provide the basis for an ecologically rounded and balanced community.
  25. 25. “An immanent dialectic within phenomena” • Humans are transformed by their relations with nature, even as they transform nature by their interactions with it. • Nature is not just the passive receptor of human action, but the active transformer of human labor. • Nature interacts with humanity to yield the actualization of their common potentialities in the natural and social worlds.
  26. 26. “An immanent dialectic within phenomena” • Humans are transformed by their relations with nature, even as they transform nature by their interactions with it. • Nature is not just the passive receptor of human action, but the active transformer of human labor. • Nature interacts with humanity to yield the actualization of their common potentialities in the natural and social worlds.
  27. 27. “An immanent dialectic within phenomena” • Humans are transformed by their relations with nature, even as they transform nature by their interactions with it. • Nature is not just the passive receptor of human action, but the active transformer of human labor. • Nature interacts with humanity to yield the actualization of their common potentialities in the natural and social worlds.
  28. 28. Cyber-Greens
  29. 29. “Email burns oil and shits filth into your air” ~ Bruce Sterling, Viridiandesign.org
  30. 30. They're all about creating irresistible consumer demand for cool objects that will yield a global atmosphere upgrade. It's the Net vs. the 20th-century fossil order in a fight that the cybergreens are winning. Why? Because they're not about spiritual potential, human decency, small is beautiful, peace, justice or anything else unattainable. The cybergreens are about stuff people want, such as health, sex, glamour, hot products, awesome bandwidth, tech innovation and tons of money. We're gonna glam, spend and consume our way into planetary survival. ~ Bruce Sterling
  31. 31. Greening your Geek
  32. 32. “The ruins of the unsustainable are the 21st century’s frontier.” ~ Bruce Sterling

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