Skolimowski studied at Oxford, where he received his PhD, then went on to teach philosophy for many years in the United States. Newtonian theory regarded nature as a clock-like mechanism, within which we are little cogs and wheels, and this has allowed humanity to abuse and destroy the planet. Skolimowski also criticizes the analytical-linguistic approach of philosophy, as being too abstract and too inadequate to answer the challenges of our time. He says that reverence for life has to be our guiding value. The Earth is just a temporary dwelling, of which we must take the utmost care. He called this Ecological Humanism.
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He completed technical studies, musicology and philosophy in Warsaw. He received his Ph. Skolimowski earned a doctorate at the University of Oxford, where he also taught before he began his professorships at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and then at the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , where he was for many years a professor of philosophy, and then held the position of professor emeritus.
He was considered to be the leading thinker in the field of eco-philosophy. During decades of travel and involvement with leading thinkers across the globe, Skolimowski had become familiar a great variety of cultures, and included winning precepts from them into his works. He was the author of over 50 books and hundreds of scientific and academic papers. He was also a poet. He wrote in English. In the years — Skolimowski held the position of Chair of Eco-Philosophy at Technical University of Lodz , the first such position of its kind in the world.
Degrees and Scientific Titles: M. From this central assumption immediately follows reverence for life and for all there is, responsibility for the world and society, altruism and sharing as the basis for ethics, and ecological spirituality, which maintains that the ecological and the spiritual are one. Swimming against the current of the disengaged academic philosophy, Skolimowski insisted, for the last four decades, that philosophy must be committed to life, must be living philosophy, helping life to unfold and to flourish.
More recently, he proposed a new cosmology of light, according to which Light is the source of it all; it is truly a Great Mother; if we have the eyes to see and the mind to bear its greatness. Light is the source of all spiritualities and religions. The Lotus and the Mud: Autobiography of a Philosopher. Creative Fire Press. Wisdom Tree. Philosophy for a New Civilization. Gyan Publishing House.
Concept Books. Dharma, Ecology and Wisdom in the Third Millennium. Gaia Books. A Sacred Place to Dwell. Element Books. Dancing Shiva in the Ecological Age. Clarion Books The Other Side of the Rational Mind. The Intl Cultural Foundation. Out of the Cosmic Dust. Vasanta Press.
Eco-Theology: Toward a Religion for our Times. Eco-Philosophy Publications. Theatre of the Mind. Quest Books. Technology and Human Destiny. Madras Univ.
Marion Boyars. Polish Analytical Philosophy. Routledge and Kegan Paul. Articles In addition Henryk Skolimowski published over articles. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. Retrieved 10 May — via Google Books.
Retrieved 10 May Ann Arbor News.
The Eco-Philosophy of Henryk Skolimowski