It’s a movement that looks for alternatives to the basic political, social, epistemological, metaphysical, scientific and gender-oriented categories of modernity. " Well, you might say it’s the Enlightenment and its consequences.
This would involve a pretty radical change of consciousness, but it would make our behavior more consistent with what science tells us is necessary for the well-being of life on Earth.
We just wouldn’t do certain things that damage the planet, just as you wouldn’t cut off your own finger.
Deep ecology portrays itself as "deep" because it asks deeper questions about the place of human life, who we are.
Deep ecology is founded on two basic principles: one is a scientific insight into the interrelatedness of all systems of life on Earth, together with the idea that centric attitude is more consistent with the truth about the nature of life on Earth.