Arne Næss

1912 - 2009

Arne Næss

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 324,282 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 493rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Arne Næss ranks 491 out of 1,005Before him are Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Pietro d'Abano, Chandrakirti, Plutarch of Athens, and Anaxarchus. After him are Zhang Daoling, Hans Reichenbach, Synesius, Bernardino Telesio, Ari Thorgilsson, and Pierre Duhem.

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Among people born in 1912, Arne Næss ranks 65Before him are Pat Nixon, Abbé Pierre, Pedro Armendáriz, Ghazi of Iraq, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, and Julia Child. After him are Lawrence Durrell, Hermann Graf, Woody Guthrie, Otto Ernst Remer, José Ferrer, and Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Among people deceased in 2009, Arne Næss ranks 55Before him are Natasha Richardson, Edward T. Hall, Juan Almeida Bosque, Marek Edelman, Norman Borlaug, and Pavle, Serbian Patriarch. After him are Takashi Takabayashi, Clive Granger, Pavel Popovich, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Ingemar Johansson, and Toni Sailer.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Arne Næss ranks 74 out of 508Before him are Haakon II of Norway (1147), Atle Selberg (1917), Gunnbjörn Ulfsson (910), Anders Behring Breivik (1979), Ole Bull (1810), and Eiríkr Hákonarson (957). After him are Eystein I of Norway (1088), Johan Svendsen (1840), Margaret, Maid of Norway (1283), Stein Rokkan (1921), Martin Vahl (1749), and Otto Sverdrup (1854).


Among philosophers born in Norway, Arne Næss ranks 1After him are Stein Rokkan (1921).

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