By David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg is an American composer and philosopher who has worked closely with Naess in the 1980s and has published numerous books and texts on his environmental philosophy. At Naess’s funeral in Oslo in 2009, Rothenberg was invited to present a commemoration speech. Here, in this In Memoriam, Rothenberg looks back at his friendship over the years with Arne. He relates how at the very end of Arne Naess’s life, his early work was again appreciated in the new discipline of “experimental philosophy” – thus making way for it to return back to the mainstream of the discipline.