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  Radical values environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Radical values environmentalism is a view that the only intrinsically good thing is a flourishing ecosystem; individuals and societies are merely instrumentally valuable, as means to having a flourishing ecosystem.
The word "radical" here means "justified from fundamentals." The Jain religion has held such views since very early times, and Buddhism was radically influenced by this sort of thought.
Very often, environmental cognition and moral cognition are not distinct in these languages - offenses to nature were like those to other people, and Animism reinforced this by giving nature "personality" via myth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Radical_values_environmentalism   (383 words)

 Goodness and evil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But its value may also be socially assessed in terms of its contribution to the wealth and well-being of a society.
Many Asian views value unity as a good: to go beyond eudaimonia by saying that an individual person's flourishing is valuable only as a means to the flourishing of society as a whole.
Radical values environmentalism can be seen as either a very old or a very new view: that the only intrinsically good thing is a flourishing ecosystem; individuals and societies are merely instrumentally valuable, good only as means to having a flourishing ecosystem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Goodness   (5094 words)

 Learn more about Goodness and value theory in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Values individualism is the view that only individual lives (or their eudaimonia) are intrinsically valuable; and so they are valuable not merely as a means to the flourishing of society.
Values collectivism is the view that individual lives (or their eudaimonia) are only instrumentally valuable, i.e., good only as a means to, or as an outcome of the flourishing of society; the flourishing of society (whatever this might be) is the only intrinsically good thing.
Notice that there is a succession of things which can be considered as the kind of thing which is intrinsically good: from particular events of pleasure, to an individual's happiness, to an individual's eudaimonia, to the flourishing of a society, to the flourishing of an entire ecosystem.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /g/go/goodness_and_value_theory.html   (5246 words)

 Epstein - Grassroots Environmentalism and Strategies for Social Change
Though the environmental movement of the late sixties and seventies had made the question of pollution a priority, and some federal legislation was achieved on this issue during the seventies, the issue of hazardous waste did not become a focus of activism, or of public concern, until 1978.
Meanwhile environmental activists of color were raising the issue of the whiteness of the mainstream environmental groups, and their lack of interest in issues affecting people of color.
Cultural radicalism was a dominant theme in many of the movements of the time, especially the women's movement and the gay and lesbian movements, among some sections of movements of people of color, especially around issues of identity and identity politics.
www.interweb-tech.com /nsmnet/docs/epstein.htm   (8472 words)

 Environmentalism Refuted - Mises Institute
Environmentalism is the product of the collapse of socialism in a world that is ignorant of the contributions of Ludwig von Mises—a world that does not know what he has said that would logically explain the collapse of socialism and, even more importantly, the success of capitalism.
Goods-character and the value of goods then proceed from goods of the second order to goods of the third order, such as wheat, which is used to make the flour, and cotton yarn, which is used to make the cloth to make the clothing.
In their view, the starting point of value is the alleged "intrinsic value" of nature—that is, the alleged value of nature in and of itself, totally apart from any connection to human life and well-being.
www.mises.org /fullstory.asp?control=661   (6091 words)

 radenvironment.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In light of this analysis of our economic system and the repeated resistance of corporations to the environmental movement, it is clear that the present economic system is carrying us inexorably toward environmental disaster and that our political system is unable to prevent this by virtue of its being controlled by that same economic system.
At most, private ownership of land should be construed as a kind of stewardship where one has the responsibility to protect and preserve the environmental quality of the land--land which also belongs to all the still to be born generations of human beings.
Radicals must come to see the importance of environmental issues for their political analyses and programs.
www.uvm.edu /~wmiller/radenvironment.html   (3324 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - environmentalism
ENVIRONMENTALISM [environmentalism] movement to protect the quality and continuity of life through conservation of natural resources, prevention of pollution, and control of land use.
The philosophical foundations for environmentalism in the United States were established by Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau.
Organized environmentalism began with the conservation movement in the late 19th cent., which urged the establishment of state and national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, and national monuments intended to preserve noteworthy natural features.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/environm_TheNewEnvironmentalism.asp   (858 words)

 Category:Environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Environmentalism.
Environmentalism is a social movement to protect the natural environment and the philosophical concern about this protection.
There are 7 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Environmentalism   (98 words)

 The Commons Blog: Saving Environmentalism from Itself
He notes that environmentalism's troubles are due, in part, to its embrace of liberal politics and marginalization of conservative approaches to environmental problems.
Environmentalism simply is not the political force it once was, and it is increasingly seen as a "liberal" cause -- and national environmental activist groups are increasingly seen as adjuncts to the Democratic Party.
Whether or not environmentalism is dead, dying, or in some kind of undead zombie state, new voices within the environmental and conservation movements are arguing for a wholly new kind of movement that entails recovering values of another, more conservative America.
commonsblog.org /archives/000435.php   (948 words)

 Environmentalism is dead. What's next? -- In These Times
The purpose of describing the environmental movement as dead is to allow the space for a new movement to grow—a new movement that does not set arbitrary limitations for what is considered an “environmental issue,” in service of building a larger progressive movement.
Modern environmentalism was born in the early ’60s in the form of scientist and writer Rachel Carson.
Environmentalism has failed to explain how recycling and species protection are only the beginning of a new mode of integrated thinking.
www.inthesetimes.com /site/main/article/2171   (2889 words)

 Rockridge Institute - Creating a Progressive Values Movement
What is needed is a focus on creating a progressive values movement that recognizes the shared values that define who progressives are, and that encompasses the work done by groups working on many different issue areas and programs.
At the heart of environmentalism is the value of sustainability.
Looking at these commitments in terms of broader progressive values, environmentalism is about nurturance and the future: nurturance of the planet and of future generations.
www.rockridgeinstitute.org /research/rockridge/valuesmovement   (1859 words)

 More on Goodness
Values play an important part in everyday life; everyone has their own set of beliefs about what is and isn't good.
Radical values environmentalists say that the only intrinsically good thing is a flourishing ecosystem.
One non-religious theory of value, the evolutionary ethic, holds that humanity will destroy itself if it continues to pursue happiness (or pleasure, eudaimonia or flourishing) as the intrinsic good and that the only choice of intrinsic good that can be pursued indefinitely without leading to extinction is total creativity.
www.artilifes.com /goodness.htm   (5332 words)

 The Toxicity of Environmentalism
I believe that to an important extent the hatred of man and distrust of reason displayed by the environmental movement is a psychological projection of many contemporary intellectuals' self-hatred and distrust of their own minds arising as the result of their having been responsible for the destruction wrought by socialism.
A rational value, in contrast, is a value one accepts only on the basis of understanding how it serves the self-evidently desirable ultimate end that is constituted by one's own life and happiness.
They must be shown how the environmental movement has been the cause of the wanton violation of private property rights and thereby of untold thousands of acres of land not being developed for the benefit of human beings, and thus of countless homes and factories not being built.
www.capitalism.net /grtoxic.htm   (8877 words)

 Covenant Number 19 - Musings On Values
But the values voters myth turns them into wedge issues in the battle for control of the public square and as propaganda for the engendering of fear.
If "values" were really at the center of the election discourse, the issues which so excite the right-wing politicians and the radical religious fundamentalists would not be heralded as control issues but as human values worthy of a free society -- tolerance, acceptance, understanding, welcome, inclusion, respect for individual differences.
These are not the values of a free and democratic society, nor expressions of concern for the weak and the vulnerable members of our community, the concern for which is the sign of a healthy religious society.
www.covpubs.org /cov/iss19/values.php   (659 words)

 Interview on the future of Eugenics in the postgenomic world.
So radical Islam may be just what the radical right needs to make the case that other races are indeed dangerous and should be considered so until proven otherwise.
It also has a great deal to do with how we keep our children attached to the value systems that are important, and this definitely has a great deal to do with how they behave and how it affects their health.
The problem with value systems however is that children can take on one set of values while in the home, and another set of values from their friends, from school, etc. These different sets of values will change expression as they enter the home or go out with their friends.
home.comcast.net /~neoeugenics/QA.htm   (5928 words)

 Ecofascism / Fascist Ideology: The Green Wing of the Nazi Party and its Historical Antecedents by Peter Staudenmaier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Riehl was an implacable opponent of the rise of industrialism and urbanization; his overtly antisemitic glorification of rural peasant values and undifferentiated condemnation of modernity established him as the "founder of agrarian romanticism and anti-urbanism."
To explain the destruction of the countryside and environmental damage, without questioning the German people's bond to nature, could only be done by not analysing environmental damage in a societal context and by refusing to understand them as an expression of conflicting social interests.
Environmental themes can be mobilized from the left or from the right, indeed they require an explicit social context if they are to have any political valence whatsoever.
www.spunk.org /library/places/germany/sp001630/peter.html   (7905 words)

 Radical Noesis - Thinking outside the box: Environmentalism Better Not Be Dead
Radical: proceeding from a root; fundamental; considerable departure from the usual.
The basic premise of "The Death of Environmentalism" is that despite lots of activity, little has really been accomplished and that the movement is not putting forward a coherent plan for dealing with the scope of current environmental crises.
They discuss the realities of the current political environment where there is radical right control of all three branches of government.
www.radnoesis.info /rnarchives/040805-environmentalism_bet.php   (745 words)

 The Emerging Democratic Majority WebLog - DonkeyRising
At least one might be forgiven this thought, given all the head-scratching about values taking place in progressive circles and the many, many nominees for the values progressives should be stressing—right now!—in their efforts to build a majority coalition.
Since the Environics survey tracks over a 100 different values, there’s a ton of value trends to look at and everyone can find at least one trend (or several) that confirms their suspicions, based on pop culture/reading/hunches/whatever, about where the country is really going.
This is especially the case since they cluster- and factor-analyze their data to death, showing in various “maps” how all these values relate to underlying value dimensions (survival vs. fulfillment; authority vs. individuality) both overall and for a multiplicity of different values-defined “constituencies of opportunity” for progressives.
www.emergingdemocraticmajorityweblog.com /donkeyrising/archives/001371.php   (2062 words)

 Bron Taylor's Web Resource -- Biography
Bron Taylor is Samuel S. Hill Professor of Religion and Environmental Ethics at the University of Florida, where he arrived in 2002 after teaching for 13 years at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he was founding director of the Environmental Studies Program, and won a number of teaching and research awards.
Because our values are embedded in our own stories and these in turn grow from the broader narratives of our cultures, here is a brief personal biography, offered in the hopes that it will help those reading my published work to better understand and evaluate it.
My enduring interest in radical religions, as well as in environmental ethics, politics, and related policy issues (such as those related to biological and cultural diversity) was spawned during an undergraduate course on Latin American Liberation Theology.
www.religionandnature.com /bron/bio.htm   (1032 words)

 Radical environmentalism
Environmental reforms put thousands of coal miners and ranchers out of work, but the government directed capital investment into coal and ranching communities for the creation of cutting-edge industries.
The fear of radical environmentalists and naturalists is that in the past century electrical lighting has destroyed the connection between humanity and the night, which is a subtly important connection.
These values exalt the self over anyone or anything else, endorse the accumulation of things as the truest measure of self-worth, and revere the ever-growing economic enterprise as the greatest good, without any regard for whether the enterprise serves a socially useful purpose.
www.bergonia.org /Econ/ecology.htm   (5845 words)

 The Unholy Alliance: Radical Environmentalists and the Churches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This alliance between environmental "greens" and the religious community poses a significant threat to the moral authority of contemporary churches.
Regardless of the concerns of the modern environmental movement, the task of Christians remains the same—to proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord.
The danger of the partnership between Christian churches and the radical environmental lobby is that the opinions of environmental groups tend to become invested with the teaching and moral authority afforded to the churches.
www.acton.org /ppolicy/comment/print.php?id=83   (868 words)

 Ted Halstead and Michael Lind's The Radical Center
Increasingly they’ve begun exploring the notion of a “radical middle” or “radical centrist” politics committed to taking imaginative and often bold approaches to solving the practical problems of capitalism and democracy in the Information Age.
Though the term “radical center” was first used in the 1970s to characterize the beliefs of George Wallace Democrats, its more pertinent political origins are countercultural.
The term “Radical Center,” we’re told, is meant to instantly differentiate the authors’ “principles and policies from those of the Democratic Left and the Republican Right.” The word “radical” conveys that the authors “are interested not in tinkering at the margin.
www.radicalmiddle.com /x_radical_center.htm   (1744 words)

 Clarkson University - News - Environmental Politics And Historical Perspectives Are Subjects Of Upcoming Public ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Environmental Politics And Historical Perspectives Are Subjects Of Upcoming Public Lectures At Clarkson
Environmental politics, history, and the American founding will be among the topics discussed at two upcoming lectures at Clarkson University co-sponsored by the Clarkson Center for the Environment and the Clarkson Honors Program.
Frank Kalinowski, a professor of environmental studies and political science at Warren Wilson College, will speak on Sunday and Monday, February 22 and 23, at 7 p.m.
www.clarkson.edu /news/print.php?id=579   (270 words)

 John M. Meyer
My teaching and research interests are in political theory (both contemporary and historical) and environmental politics.
I facilitate an international discussion list and am active in an academic workshop on environmental political theory (held in conjunction with Western Political Science Association conference).
There's been much recent debate about the future of environmentalism in the U.S.; I have commented on this controversy in Dissent Magazine and in a special issue of The American Prospect.
www.humboldt.edu /~jmm7001   (207 words)

 The Radical Centrist
If we are going to defeat radical Islam, and prove its paranoia wrong, we have to locate and support the moderate Muslims.
Apparently, Toilets are the current theme at Classical Values, and in this post Eric muses on the impact of government regulation on toilets, where regulation has been good for the manufacturers.
Scott Welch, the Environmental Republican, is looking towards the State of the Union address.
www.theradicalcentrist.com   (4542 words)

 Intellectual Values
traced the roots of the decline to a shift in social and educational values during the 1960s that led to a massive cut in the number of basic academic classes, less strenuous graduation requirements, and an overall emphasis on less demanding elective courses.
This double-faced, putrescent, 'morality' is profoundly immoral, it is radically evil.
Reasons should be scientific, and morality meant more than just abstaining from certain social practices, and higher education was a family value." Of course, after WW1, the term "Teutonic" got associated with a different set of issues, but it seems apropriate for the 1906 world.
home.earthlink.net /~eldonenew/values.htm   (2715 words)

 Independent Judiciary: The Nominees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In law review articles, he defended the radical legal philosophy of failed Supreme Court candidate Robert Bork and questioned the constitutional grounding of the right to privacy.
The Quechan Tribe wrote that Myers “disregarded the litany of unmitigable environmental and cultural resource impacts to advance the economic position of one company.
Myers’ staunch anti-environmentalism in private practice and his continued work as a public official in favor of the industries he once represented, as well as his gratuitous slaps at constituencies that disagree with him, demonstrate that he is not fit to serve on the federal bench.
www.independentjudiciary.com /nominees/nominee.cfm?NomineeID=76   (1688 words)

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