Alan R. Drengson

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Alan Drengson
DiedMarch 6, 2022(2022-03-06) (aged 87–88)[2][3]
Notable workBeyond Environmental Crisis
Main interests
Deep ecology

Alan R. Drengson (1934–2022) was a Canadian philosopher.[4][5]


Alan Drengson served as the editor of the Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy from 1983 to 1997.[6] Alan Drengson's papers associated with the journal are housed in the archives of the University of Victoria Libraries.[7] Marti Kheel's commentary on Alan Drengson's work with The Trumpeter is held in the Schlesinger Library (Harvard University).[8]

In 1986, Environmental Ethics reported that Drengson had "published in a wide variety of periodicals" and that he had taught courses "in Eastern philosophy, environmental philosophy, philosophy of technology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of history."[9] In 1994, David Clarke Burks stated that “Alan Drengson is an Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is the founder and editor of The Trumpeter and author of Beyond Environmental Crisis.”[10]

Drengon's work has been cited by several other environmental philosophers; for example, in "Cultural Relativism and Environmental Ethics", Lawrence T. Willett wrote that "Environmental philosophers are trying to develop a global ethic; see, e.g. Alan Drengson's definitions in the Trumpeter."[11] In 1989, the Vancouver Sun wrote that Drengson "was raised Christian but no longer attends church."[12]

Drengson wrote the introduction to Arne Næss's The Ecology of Wisdom. Editor Bill Devall wrote "this anthology begins with an exploration of Arne's life and work by Alan Drengson. This essay explores how Arne developed and articulated his own life philosophy grounded in a place."[13]


Per OCLC WorldCat unless cited otherwise.[14]


  • A Study of Collingwood's Philosophy of History, 1960, OCLC 19787486
  • Self Deception, 1971 OCLC 26157664
  • Shifting Paradigms: From Technocrat to Planetary Person, 1983, ISBN 9780920578063
  • Beyond Environmental Crisis, 1989, ISBN 9780820408712
  • Doc Forest and Blue Mountain Ecostery, 1993 ISBN 9780969744801
  • An Ecophilosopher's Dictionary: Basic Concepts for Ecocentric Exploration, 1994, OCLC 858525077
  • The Practice of Technology, 1995, ISBN 9780791426708
  • Ecoforestry: The Art & Science Of Sustainable Forest Use, 2000, ISBN 9780865713659
  • Wild Way Home: Spiruality for a New Millennium, 2010, ISBN 9780920578087

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  1. ^ "Alan R. Drengson on VIAF". Retrieved 2021-06-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ In Memoriam – Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria.
  3. ^ Alan Drengson – obituary published by Times Colonist.
  4. ^ Alan Drengson Fonds. University of Victoria Libraries.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Todd, Roger (July 8, 1989). "Scholars Looking For Theology of Ecology". Vancouver Sun. p. H13.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Smelser, Neil J.; Bates, Paul B., eds. (2001). International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 6. Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 4043. ISBN 9780080430768.
  7. ^ Wilson, Lara (2013). "Environmental Studies". Archives Collection Policy. University of Victoria.
  8. ^ Kheel, Mart i (August 28, 2006). "Nature Ethics, An Ecofeminist Perspective: Comments on Manuscript from Alan Drengson".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "List of Contributors". Environmental Ethics. 8 (2): 193. Summer 1986. ISBN 9780864910615.
  10. ^ Burks, David Clarke (1994). Place of the Wild: A Wildlands Anthology. Washington D.C.: Island Press. p. 326. ISBN 978-1559633413.
  11. ^ Willett, Lawrence T. (1984). "Cultural Relativism and Environmental Ethics". Lambda Alpha Journal of Man. 16 (2): 7. ISSN 0047-3928.
  12. ^ Todd, Roger (July 8, 1989). "Scholars Looking For Theology of Ecology". Vancouver Sun. p. H13.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ Næss, Arne (2009). The Ecology of Wisdom. Catapult. pp. i. ISBN 9781582434018.
  14. ^ "Most widely held works by Alan R. Drengson". WorldCat.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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