David Keith Orton

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Birthday
6, 1934
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 12, 2011 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1934
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 12, 2011 (77)

About

Canadian environmental philosopher associated with the Deep Ecology movement. He pioneered the concept of Left Biocentrism and published a 1998 primer on the topic.

Before Fame

He apprenticed as a shipwright in the Portsmouth Dockyard for five years, beginning when he was fifteen years old.

Trivia

He was an anti-capitalist, an anti-industrialist, and a passionate advocate of social justice.

Family Life

He lived in Nova Scotia with his wife and collaborator, Helga Hoffmann-Orton.

Associated With

He lost his teaching position at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) after writing a paper praising revolutionary Communist Che Guevara.