Ethics and the Environment 25 (1):69 (2020)

The concept of wilderness has been variously conceived at different times and by different individuals. For some, wilderness has been viewed as a source of evil, or at least of chaos, which rightfully should be tamed or subdued, made subject to the controlling influence of human civilization. This attitude typically prevails in frontier or colonizing societies. Alternatively, wilderness has been viewed as a source of positive values, ranging from material resources, wildlife habitat, scientific interest, recreational opportunities, beauty, personal inspiration and spiritual nourishment. A favorable attitude toward...
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