By Alan Drengson

This long and comprehensive introduction to the life, work, and accomplishments of Arne Naess by Alan Drengson first appeared in The Trumpeter, in 2005, a magazine that was established by the author. In the article Drengson not only tracks the genesis (inception) of the term deep ecology, he also takes up such diverse themes as the difference between what have been called the shallow and deep ecology movements, Naess’s concept of Ecosophy T and his most basic personal norm of seeking self-realization.