Deep Ecology as a framework for student eco-philosophical thinking

Smith, W and Gough, A 2015, 'Deep Ecology as a framework for student eco-philosophical thinking', Journal of Philosophy in Schools, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 38-55.


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Title Deep Ecology as a framework for student eco-philosophical thinking
Author(s) Smith, W
Gough, A
Year 2015
Journal name Journal of Philosophy in Schools
Volume number 2
Issue number 1
Start page 38
End page 55
Total pages 18
Publisher University of South Australia Open Journal System
Abstract Deep ecology is an ecological philosophy that promotes an ecocentric lifestyle to remedy the problems of depleting resources and planetary degradation. An integral part of this ecosophy is the process of forming a metaphysical connection to the earth, referred to as self-realisation; an unfolding of the self out into nature to attain a transcendental, non-egoic state. Findings from our research indicate that secondary school students in environment clubs align with the principles of deep ecology, and show a capacity to become student eco-philosophers, and they report empathy for becoming ecocentric beings. This study explores the capacity for students to engage in environmental philosophy.
Subject Secondary Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
History and Philosophy of Education
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