Who is Arne Naess?

Who is Arne Naess?

December 13, 2020 Off By Felso

Arne Dekke Eide Næss is a Norwegian philosopher who lived between January 27, 1912 and January 12, 2009 and inspired the environmental movements of the twentieth century.

Naess, the leading Norwegian philosopher of the twentieth century, was the youngest professor at the University of Oslo at the age of 27. He was also a famous mountaineer, and in 1950 he successfully climbed the peak of Tirich Mir in northern Pakistan.

He started thinking about nature and dealing directly with environmental issues right after he retired from teaching in 1970. In 1970, he chained himself to a rock on the edge of the Mardalsfossen waterfall, protesting the project of the dam planned to be built near this waterfall. He was elected as the president of Greenpeace Norway in 1988 and was awarded the order of knighthood in 2005.

See also:

– What is deep ecology (thinking like a mountain)

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Class “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2., 3., 4. Class “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook