ARNE NÆSS KNEW what ‘living’ was. A self-proclaimed “wandering seeker”, he was a man of deep wonder and open inquiry. Næss was notorious for his ceaseless curiosity and playfulness, sense of humour, positive attitude, and profound connection to Nature. He looked beyond knowledge to wisdom and realised that access to “free Nature” is critical for cultures and communities to thrive and for self-realisation to be actualised.

Næss was many things: a philosopher who was highly influenced by Spinoza’s holistic and equality-based worldview and his way of deep inquiry and practical action; a passionate ...


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