Arne Næss

1912 - 2009

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Arne Dekke Eide Næss ( AR-nə NESS; Norwegian: [ˈnɛsː]; 27 January 1912 – 12 January 2009) was a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" and was an important intellectual and inspirational figure within the environmental movement of the late twentieth century. Næss cited Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring as being a key influence in his vision of deep ecology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arne Næss has received more than 349,558 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Arne Næss is the 467th most popular philosopher (up from 489th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Norway (down from 75th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Norwegian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Arne Næss ranks 467 out of 1,089. Before him are Priscian, Antiochus of Ascalon, Berengar of Tours, Ari Thorgilsson, Plutarch of Athens, and Stein Rokkan. After him are Guillaume Budé, Karl-Otto Apel, Emmanuel Mounier, Kapila, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Kenneth Waltz.

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Among people born in 1912, Arne Næss ranks 66Before him are Julius Axelrod, Ertuğrul Osman, Shoichi Nishimura, Princess Deokhye, Hermann Graf, and José Ferrer. After him are A. E. van Vogt, Hugh Griffith, Salvador Luria, Julia Child, Lady Bird Johnson, and Sohn Kee-chung. Among people deceased in 2009, Arne Næss ranks 49Before him are Natasha Richardson, Juan Almeida Bosque, Ertuğrul Osman, Sverre Fehn, Amin al-Hafiz, and Gaafar Nimeiry. After him are J. G. Ballard, Merce Cunningham, Mario Benedetti, Norman Borlaug, Yves Rocher, and Tomohiko Ikoma.

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Among people born in Norway, Arne Næss ranks 77 out of 735. Before him are Magnus IV of Norway (1115), Anders Behring Breivik (1979), Johan Svendsen (1840), Stein Rokkan (1921), Inge II of Norway (1185), and Haakon II of Norway (1147). After him are Inge I of Norway (1135), Ole Bull (1810), Finn E. Kydland (1943), Max Manus (1914), Margaret, Maid of Norway (1283), and Haakon Ericsson (995).


Among philosophers born in Norway, Arne Næss ranks 2Before him are Stein Rokkan (1921). After him are Anathon Aall (1867).