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The Wilderness Condition : Essays On Environment And Civilization - Max Oelschlaeger

The Wilderness Condition

Essays On Environment And Civilization

By: Max Oelschlaeger (Editor), Sierra Club Books (Preface by)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1992
ISBN: 9781559631907
Number Of Pages: 345

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This book aims to introduce to a larger audience issues that are too often limited to scholarly circles. A thought-provoking collection of essays by some of the environmental movement's preeminent thinkers, The Wilderness Condition explores the dynamic tension between wild nature and civilization, offering insights into why the relationship has become adversarial and suggesting creative means for reconciliation. Contributors include Paul Shepard, Curt Meine, Max Oelschlaeger, and George Sessions.

Introduction: The Wilderness Condition Todayp. 1
The Etiquette of Freedomp. 21
A Post-Historic Primitivismp. 40
Ecocentrism, Wilderness, and Global Ecosystem Protectionp. 90
The Utility of Preservation and the Preservation of Utility: Leopold's Fine Linep. 131
Perceiving the Goodp. 173
A Brittle Thesis: A Ghost Dance: A Flower Openingp. 188
The Disembodied Parasite and Other Tragedies; or: Modern Western Philosophy and How to Get Out of Itp. 205
Not Laws of Nature but Li (Pattern) of Naturep. 220
The Blessing of Otherness: Wilderness and the Human Conditionp. 245
Wilderness, Civilization, and Languagep. 271
Appendicesp. 309
Notesp. 313
Notes on Contributorsp. 344
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ISBN: 9781559631907
ISBN-10: 1559631902
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 1st June 1992
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41