||January 14, 1921|
New York City, New York
||July 30, 2006 (aged 85)|
||Aristotle,<ref name=Bookchin>Bookchin, Murray. The Ecology of Freedom. Oakland: AK Press, 2005. p.11</ref> Spinoza,<ref name=Bookchin>ibid, p.11</ref> Hegel,<ref name=Bookchin>ibid, p.11</ref> Karl Marx,<ref name=Bookchin>ibid, p.11</ref> Peter Kropotkin<ref name=Bookchin>ibid, p.11</ref>, Hans Jonas<ref> Small, Mike. ‘’Murray Bookchin: US political thinker whose ideas shaped the anti-globalisation movement’’. ‘’’The Guardian’’’ August 8, 2006</ref>, Denis Diderot<ref>Bookchin, Murray. The Philosophy of Social Ecology: Essays on Dialectical Naturalism. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1996. p.57-9</ref>|
||Social ecology, libertarian municipalism, libertarian socialism, social hierarchy, dialectics, post-scarcity anarchism, ethics, sustainability, history of popular revolutionary movements||
Murray Bookchin founded the social ecology movement within libertarian socialist and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books on politics, philosophy, history, urban affairs & ecology. Bookchin was a vocal advocate of the decentralisation as well as partial deindustrialization and deurbanization of society.