By Arne Naess

In efforts to counteract the current ecological crisis, Naess looks for actions that may be politically more effective than those depending on a sense of ethical obligation to act in ecologically responsible ways. One could also encourage – perhaps with more chance of having a lasting impact – the performance of what Immanuel Kant called “beautiful actions.” Such actions stem from people’s inclination and inner satisfaction to behave in such ways. An article from 1993.