Ruralism or environmentalism?

Avner De-Shalit*

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Recent works on the historical sources of the environmental movement neglect environmental philosophy. They therefore fail to distinguish between two different currents of thought: ruralism - the romantic glorification of rural life; and environmentalism - a philosophy which is based on scientific information, anti-speciesism and respect for all organisms. These works, therefore, mistakenly identify 'political ecology' with right-wing ideologies.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)47-58
Number of pages12
JournalEnvironmental Values
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1996


  • Biocentrism
  • Environmentalism
  • Greens
  • Ruralism


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