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  1. added 2019-01-09
    Why Rewilding is Crucial for Human Health.Jan Deckers - 2018 - Diametros 56:142-150.
    Review of the book Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea, and Human Life by George Monbiot, Penguin Books, London 2014.
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  2. added 2018-09-18
    Should We Help Wild Animals Suffering Negative Impacts From Climate Change?Clare Alexandra Palmer - 2018 - In Svenja Springer & Herwig Grimm (eds.), Professionals in food chains. Wageningen Academic Publishers. pp. 35-40.
    Should we help wild animals suffering negative impacts from anthropogenic climate change? It follows from diverse ethical positions that we should, although this idea troubles defenders of wildness value. One already existing climate threat to wild animals, especially in the Arctic, is the disruption of food chains. I take polar bears as my example here: Should we help starving polar bears? If so, how? A recent scientific paper suggests that as bears’ food access worsens due to a changing climate, we (...)
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    Ethical Arguments For and Against De-Extinction.Douglas Ian Campbell & Patrick Michael Whittle - 2017 - In Resurrecting Extinct Species Ethics and Authenticity. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 87-124.
    This chapter surveys and critically evaluates all the main arguments both for and against de-extinction. It presents a qualified defence of the claim that conservationists should embrace de-extinction. It ends with a list of do’s and don’ts for conservationist de-extinction projects.
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  4. added 2018-02-13
    Wild Animal Suffering is Intractable.Nicolas Delon & Duncan Purves - 2018 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 31 (2):239-260.
    Most people believe that suffering is intrinsically bad. In conjunction with facts about our world and plausible moral principles, this yields a pro tanto obligation to reduce suffering. This is the intuitive starting point for the moral argument in favor of interventions to prevent wild animal suffering. If we accept the moral principle that we ought, pro tanto, to reduce the suffering of all sentient creatures, and we recognize the prevalence of suffering in the wild, then we seem committed to (...)
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  5. added 2018-02-11
    Humans Should Not Colonize Mars.Ian Stoner - 2017 - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 3 (3):334-353.
    This article offers two arguments for the conclusion that we should refuse on moral grounds to establish a human presence on the surface of Mars. The first argument appeals to a principle constraining the use of invasive or destructive techniques of scientific investigation. The second appeals to a principle governing appropriate human behavior in wilderness. These arguments are prefaced by two preliminary sections. The first preliminary section argues that authors working in space ethics have good reason to shift their focus (...)
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    Book Review: Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice. [REVIEW]Kian Mintz-Woo - 2015 - Ethical Perspectives 22 (4):732-735.
    Book review of "Marion Hourdequin. Environmental Ethics: From Theory to Practice. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. 256 pp.".
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  7. added 2017-06-13
    Unsere Sehnsucht nach Natur liegt in unserer Kultur.Thomas Kirchhoff - 2016 - Impu!Se 93 (4):3-4.
    Sehnsucht nach Natur ist in unserer Gesellschaft weit verbreitet. Wandern und Wildniscamps sind aktuelle Beispiele dafür. Die zahlreichen Naturfilme und Inszenierungen von Natur in der Werbung sind klare Indizien ihrer gesellschaftlichen Wertschätzung. Wie ist diese Wertschätzung von und Sehnsucht nach Natur zu erklären?
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    Vieldeutige Natur. Landschaft, Wildnis und Ökosystem als kulturgeschichtliche Phänomene.Thomas Kirchhoff & Ludwig Trepl (eds.) - 2009 - Bielefeld: transcript.
    Natur erleben wir als etwas Gegebenes – und doch ist sie eine Projektion kultureller Ideen und gesellschaftlicher Ideale. So ist sie nicht nur ökologisches System, sondern auch vieldeutiges Symbol: ›locus amoenus‹ und ›locus terribilis‹, einerseits Wildnis und andererseits grandiose, heimatliche, heroische, idyllische Landschaft. Facettenreich und inspirierend stellen die Analysen zu verschiedenen Epochen und Kulturen (Deutschland, England, Frankreich, Holland, Italien, Ungarn, USA, China) die »Natur«-Zugänge unterschiedlicher Disziplinen vor.
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  9. added 2017-05-10
    Naturphilosophie. Ein Lehr- Und Studienbuch.Thomas Kirchhoff, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Dirk Evers, Brigitte Falkenburg, Myriam Gerhard, Gerald Hartung, Jürgen Hübner, Kristian Köchy, Ulrich Krohs, Thomas Potthast, Otto Schäfer, Gregor Schiemann, Magnus Schlette, Reinhard Schulz & Frank Vogelsang (eds.) - 2017 - Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck / UTB.
    Was ist Natur oder was könnte sie sein? Diese und weitere Fragen sind grundlegend für Naturdenken und -handeln. Das Lehr- und Studienbuch bietet eine historisch-systematische und zugleich praxisbezogene Einführung in die Naturphilosophie mit ihren wichtigsten Begriffen. Es nimmt den pluralen Charakter der Wahrnehmung von Natur in den philosophischen Blick und ist auch zum Selbststudium bestens geeignet.
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    'Natur' als kulturelles Konzept.Thomas Kirchhoff - 2011 - Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 5 (1):69–96.
    Nature is treated as a reality that is constituted by intersubjective cultural patterns of interpretation. Views of nature are interpreted as reflexions of cultural objectivity. By the example of nature as landscape and nature as wilderness, it is shown that even concrete nature appearing to be directly present has been culturally constituted. By the example of ecology, it becomes clear that cultural ideas direct not only aesthetic and moral but also theoretical judgements of nature. -/- Natur wird thematisiert als Realität, (...)
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    Fatal Attraction: Wildness in Contemporary Film.Martin Drenthen - 2009 - Environmental Ethics 31 (3):297-315.
    The concept of wildness not only plays a role in philosophical debates, but also in popular culture. Wild nature is often seen as a place outside the cultural sphere where one can still encounter instances of transcendence. Some writers and moviemakers contest the dominant romanticized view of wild nature by telling stories that somehow show a different harsher face of nature. In encounters with the wild and unruly, humans can sometimes experience the misfit between their well-ordered, human-centered, self-created world view (...)
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    Nietzsche and the Paradox of Environmental Ethics: Nietzsche’s View of Nature and Morality.Martin Drenthen - 2002 - New Nietzsche Studies 5 (1/2):12-25.
    In this paper, I offer a systematic inquiry into the significance of Nietzsche’s philosophy to environmental ethics. Nietzsche’s philosophy of nature is, I believe, relevant today because it makes explicit a fundamental ambiguity that is also characteristic for our current understanding of nature. I will show how the current debate between traditional environmental ethics and postmodern environmental philosophy can be interpreted as a symptom of this ambiguity. I argue that, in light of Nietzsche’s critique of morality, environmental ethics is a (...)
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    The Paradox of Environmental Ethics: Nietzsche’s View of Nature and the Wild.Martin Drenthen - 1999 - Environmental Ethics 21 (2):163-175.
    In this paper, I offer a systematic inquiry into the significance of Nietzsche’s philosophy to environmental ethics. Nietzsche’s philosophy of nature is, I believe, relevant today because it makes explicit a fundamental ambiguity that is also characteristic of our current understanding of nature. I show how the current debate between traditional environmental ethics and postmodern environmental philosophycan be interpreted as a symptom of this ambiguity. I argue that, in light of Nietzsche’s critique of morality, environmental ethics is a highly paradoxical (...)
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    Deceptive Beauties: The World of Wild Orchids.Christian Ziegler, Michael Pollan & Natalie Angier - 2011 - University of Chicago Press.
    This astonishing book features over 150 unprecedented color photographs taken by Christian Ziegler himself as he trekked through wilderness on five continents to capture the diversity and magnificence of orchids in their natural habitats.
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    J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson (Eds), The Great New Wilderness Debate.W. Throop - 2000 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 3:338-340.
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    10 Garden, City, or Wilderness? Landscape and Destiny in the Christian Imagination.Philip Sheldrake - 2011 - In Jeff Malpas (ed.), The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies. MIT Press. pp. 183.
    This chapter focuses on the important role played by landscape in the Christian religious imagination. It argues for the ambiguity of “landscape” in the sense that locales like forests, fields, and mountains are both geographic realities and imaginary realities. Many locales are considered powerful symbols of fear or desire. According to Simon Schama’s Landscape and Memory, “Landscapes are culture before they are nature; constructs of the imagination projected onto wood and water and rock.” This means that landscape is irreducibly historical (...)
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    What is a "Jewish Dog"? Konrad Lorenz and the Cult of Wildness.Boria Sax - 1997 - Society and Animals 5 (1):3-21.
    This paper explores the Nazi view of nature as violent but orderly, contrasted with what the Nazis took to be the chaos and confusion of human society. In imposing strict authoritarian controls, the Nazis strove to emulate what they viewed as the natural discipline of instinct. They saw this as embodied in wild animals, especially large predators such as wolves, while the opposite were domesticated mongrels whose instincts, like those of overly civilized peoples, had been ruined through careless breeding. Those (...)
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    Book Review: Wilderness Wanderings: Probing Twentieth-Century Theology and Philosophy. [REVIEW]Gloria H. Albrecht - 1999 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 53 (2):208-210.
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    Does the Idea of Wilderness Need a Defence?Paul M. Keeling - 2008 - Environmental Values 17 (4):505-519.
    The received wilderness idea of nature as untrammelled by human beings has been accused of assuming an untenable human/nature dualism which denies the Darwinian fact that humans are a part of nature. But the meaning of terms like 'nature' and 'natural' depends on the context of use and the contrast class implied in that context. When philosophers such as J. Baird Callicott and Steven Vogel insist that the only correct view is that humans are a part of nature, they ignore (...)
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    What is the Value of Historical Fidelity in Restoration?Justin Garson - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 45 (1):97-100.
    The following considers the role of historical fidelity in habitat reconstruction efforts. To what extent should habitat reconstruction be guided by the goal of recreating some past state of a damaged ecosystem? I consider Sarkar’s “replacement argument,” which holds that, in most habitat reconstruction efforts, there is little justification for appealing to historical fidelity. I argue that Sarkar does not provide adequate grounds for deprecating historical fidelity relative to other natural values such as biodiversity or wild nature.
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  21. added 2017-01-29
    Rethinking Wilderness.Mark Woods - 1997 - Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder
    Wilderness preservation is an important issue within the field of environmental ethics. In recent years wilderness has come under attack from people in a variety of different fields. These attacks would lead us to believe that wilderness as a concept is fatally flawed and that the practice of wilderness preservation is misguided. I examine some of the more important criticisms of wilderness coming from environmental philosophy, ecology, and environmental history. The legal-political practice of wilderness preservation reveals paradoxes about how wilderness (...)
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  22. added 2017-01-29
    Arctic Wilderness the 5th World Wilderness Congress.Vance Martin & Nicholas Tyler - 1995
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    The Way and the Wilderness.Kenneth Robinson - 1993
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    Writing the Wilderness: A Study of Henry Thoreau, John Muir, and Mary Austin.Albert Brantley Harwell - 1992 - Dissertation, The University of Tennessee
    This study of the writings of Henry Thoreau, John Muir, and Mary Austin focuses on the various paradigms they explored as they developed theories about humankind's relationship to wilderness. Thoreau evolved over the course of his three trips to Maine in 1846, 1853, and 1857 from a destructive pioneer understanding of wilderness towards a biocentric and Native American understanding of wilderness as home, though he never completely understood a Native American mindset and never found a paradigm that enabled him to (...)
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    Wilderness Tapestry an Eclectic Approach to Preservation.William H. Mcvaugh, L. Mikel Vause & Samuel I. Zeveloff - 1992
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    Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest.Kevin R. Marsh - 2008 - Journal of the History of Biology 41 (2):406-408.
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    Constantine Samuel Rafinesque: A Voice in the American Wilderness.Leonard Warren - 2005 - Journal of the History of Biology 38 (3):647-648.
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    Claimed Identities, Personal Projects, and Relationship to Place: A Hermeneutic Interpretation of the Backcountry/Wilderness Experience at Rocky Mountain National Park.Jeffrey J. Brooks - 2003 - Dissertation, Colorado State University
    Captured in narrative textual form through open-ended and tape-recorded interview conversations, visitor experience was interpreted to construct a description of visitors' relationships to place while at the same time providing insights for those who manage the national park. Humans are conceived of as meaning-makers, and outdoor recreation is viewed as emergent experience that can enrich peoples' lives rather than a predictable outcome of processing information encountered in the setting. This process-oriented approach positions subjective well-being and positive experience in the ongoing (...)
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    "Where Is Our Home?" The Ambiguity of Biblial and Euro-American Imaging of Wilderness and Garden as Sacred Place.George L. Scheper - 1995 - Analecta Husserliana 44:321.
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    Concepts of Wilderness Valuation.Brian Jack Hill - 1994 - Dissertation, Clemson University
    Wilderness valuation is the process of assigning qualitative or quantitative value or importance to wilderness lands. While many wild landscapes are designated as wilderness areas, as much as 125 million acres of wildlands remain mired in legislative inertia. Wilderness decisions could be accelerated with an adequate wilderness valuation system. A wilderness valuation theory is developed to provide for valuation system evaluations. Three meta-criteria from the theory correspond with the three dimensions of value theory suggested in the literature. The meta-criteria--philosophical foundations, (...)
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    Wilderness Experience: A Phenomenological Study.Fran Segal - 1988 - Dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies
    The purpose of this study has been to investigate the nature and meaning of the experience of "communing with nature in wilderness." In this study I have used a phenomenological approach in obtaining and analyzing data from interviews with six adults . These men and women have spent extended periods of time in wilderness environments, and have reported having experiences which they could describe as "communing with nature in wilderness." In my analysis of the interview transcriptions I have found common (...)
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    Voice in the Wilderness: Collected Essays of Fifty Years.Corliss Lamont - 1975 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 36 (2):272-274.
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    Buying the Wilderness Experience: The Comodification of the Sublime.Richmond Eustis Jr - 2012 - Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):22-38.
    This study examines some of the implications of guided wilderness trips against the theoretical framework of the sublime as Kant sets out in the Critique of Judgment. In particular, it focuses on the role of professional guides as providers of distancing protection from wild and dangerous nature—at the same time as they attempt to facilitate a possible aweinspiring encounter with nature in its wild otherness. This exercise of power by capital makes the guide an odd locus of power dynamics—at once (...)
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    Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters-Quetico Wilderness.Layne Kennedy & Greg Breining - 2010 - Minnesota Historical Society Press.
    Together, these stories and images convey a sense of reverence for the landscape and the playful joy felt by those who paddle north.
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    Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed.Eddee Daniel - 2008 - Center for American Places.
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    Saving the Wilderness: When Beauty is Not Enough.Elizabeth Trott - 2007 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 23:53-63.
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    The Meaning of Wilderness Essential Articles and Speeches.Sigurd F. Olson & David Backes - 2001
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    Red Passion and Patience in the Desert.Terry Tempest Williams - 2001
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    Voices in the Wilderness American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics.Daniel G. Payne - 1996
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    Testimony Writers of the West Speak on Behalf of Utah Wilderness.Stephen Trimble & Terry Tempest Williams - 1996
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    The Wilderness Condition Essays on Environment and Civilization.Max Oelschlaeger - 1992
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    The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology.Max Oelschlaeger - 1991 - Yale University Press.
    How has the concept of wild nature changed over the millennia? And what have been the environmental consequences? In this broad-ranging book Max Oelschlaeger argues that the idea of wilderness has reflected the evolving character of human existence from Paleolithic times to the present day. An intellectual history, it draws together evidence from philosophy, anthropology, theology, literature, ecology, cultural geography, and archaeology to provide a new scientifically and philosophically informed understanding of humankind’s relationship to nature. Oelschlaeger begins by examining the (...)
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    Errand Into the Wilderness.Perry Miller - 1956 - Harper & Row.
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    A Critique of and an Alternative to the Wilderness Idea.J. Baird Callicott - forthcoming - Environmental Ethics, A. Light and H. Rolston (Eds), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.
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    "Book Review of Schooling, the Puritan Imperative, and the Molding of an American National Identity: Education's" Errand Into the Wilderness". [REVIEW]Kelly Ann Kolodny - 2005 - Educational Studies 37 (2):180-184.
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    Dwellness: A Radical Notion of Wilderness.Martin J. Wortman - unknown
    The contemporary concept of wilderness, which is central to environmental theory and activism, is both a help and a hindrance to government policy and to popular environmental beliefs. The Judeo-Christian religious tradition and Locke's property theory provides much of the western cultural and historical basis of humans' environmental attitudes that basically engender exploitation. I argue that a more precise interpretation of Genesis and of Locke reveals that both sources actually promote environmental stewardship while decrying ecological abuse. Next I analyze the (...)
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    A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries, and Recluses, And: Aztecs (Review).Jeffrey M. Perl - 2003 - Common Knowledge 9 (3):552-553.
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    Gordon G. Whitney, From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain: A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America From 1500 to the Present.T. Longcore - 2001 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 4:278-278.
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    David Strong, Crazy Mountains: Learning From Wilderness to Weigh Technology Reviewed By.Clare Palmer - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17 (6):392-395.
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    Originality and Ottoman Poetics: In the Wilderness of the New.Victoria Rowe Holbrook - 1992 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 112 (3):440-454.
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