Siobhan Chapman on Arne Naess

Siobhan Chapman, my wife, partner in crime, and recent author of Language and Empiricism, After the Vienna Circle has written a brief post on Arne Naess, the Norwegian philosopher who died on Monday:

The Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist Arne Naess died on Monday, two weeks short of his 97th birthday. The Associated Press announcement, along with most of the tributes now being paid to Naess, focus on his ecological work and appropriately so; the ‘Deep Ecology’ movement, which he founded in 1970, is his greatest intellectual legacy. But Naess is also a significant figure in the history of analytic philosophy. He was the last surviving philosopher to have attended meetings of the Vienna Circle in the 1930s … [More]

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