The Selected Works of Arne Naess

  • Alan Drengson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Interpretation and Preciseness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages i-lxxxv
    2. Pages 5-82
    3. Pages 83-136
    4. Pages 161-208
    5. Pages 209-299
    6. Pages 301-388
    7. Back Matter
      Pages 495-523
  3. Scepticism

  4. Which World Is the Real One?

  5. The Pluralist and Possibilist Aspect of the Scientific Enterprise

  6. Gandhi and Group Conflict

  7. Freedom, Emotion, and Self-Subsistence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages i-lxxv
    2. Pages 1240-1247
    3. Pages 1270-1299
    4. Joy
      Pages 1312-1329
    5. Pages 1330-1335
    6. Pages 1336-1342
    7. Pages 1343-1349

About this book


Arne Naess is considered one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. He has been a tremendously prolific author, yet his works as a whole have remained largely unavailable – until now. Springer made available for the first time, a definitive 10-volume collection of Arne Naess’s life’s works: The Selected Works of Arne Naess.

The Selected Works of Arne Naess (SWAN) presents a major overview of Arne Naess’s thinking and provides an extensive collection of this prolific philosopher’s principal writings. Some of Naess’s most important publications have never before been available in English. Many others are out of print. Often, his papers were published in obscure and inaccessible journals. And because Naess has been so prolific, many of his most important papers still remain unpublished. The publication of SWAN makes Naess’s work more fully accessible to scholars, students, and critics alike.


Spinoza ecology ethics freedom interpret knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Drengson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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