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    Standing Humbly Before Nature.Lisa Gerber - 2002 - Ethics and the Environment 7 (1):39-53.
    : Humility is a virtue that is helpful in a persons relationship with nature. A humble person sees value in nature and acts accordingly with the proper respect. In this paper, humility is discussed in three aspects. First, humility entails an overcoming of self-absorption. Second, humility involves coming into contact with a larger, more complex reality. Third, humility allows a person to develop a sense of perspective on herself and the world.
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    What is so Bad About Misanthropy?Lisa Gerber - 2002 - Environmental Ethics 24 (1):41-55.
    This paper is an exploration of the vice of misanthropy particularly as it manifests itself in people who love nature. Misanthropy is a hatred and disgust of humans, particularly of a group of humans. I look to wilderness to illustrate the vice of misanthropy. With regard to wilderness, misanthropy functions in three distinct spheres. First, there is misanthropy in the use of wilderness to flee other people. Second, there is misanthropy in the assumption that humans taint the wilderness. Finally, there (...)
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    Aldo Leopold's “Great Possessions”.Lisa Gerber - 2018 - Environmental Ethics 40 (3):269-282.
    In environmental ethics, the conception of possession is generally criticized, since land, plants, and animals should not be objectified, controlled, or owned. Yet, Aldo Leopold planned to title A Sand County Almanac “Great Possessions.” His title emphasized a point that Leopold thought important. In contrast to a sense of possession as domination, Leopold articulates a deeper, moral sense of possession in which the person claims and is claimed by others. For example, not only does Leopold claim his pines, his wife, (...)
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    The Art of Intimacy.Lisa Gerber - 2001 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):79-83.
    This paper is an exploration of intimacy with non-human nature. I show that intimacy is like friendship in that it is a close and familiarrelationships that develops over time and is marked by care and concern. Just as we have good reasons to value and promote friendships, we also have good reasons to value and promote intimacy with nonhuman nature.
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    The Nature of Water: Basia Irland Reveals the 'Is' and the 'Ought'.Lisa Gerber - 2003 - Ethics and the Environment 8 (1):37-50.
    : Basia Irland is an artist whose work revolves around water. Her vision is wide and she addresses ecological, social, and policy issues. Many of her works consist of portable sculptures which house maps, videos, natural objects, water samples, hydrologic reports, and research. In this paper I focus on two of her pieces, Desert Fountain and the Gathering of Waters project. I find these two pieces especially illuminating, because Irland reveals the nature of water, and also illustrates what our relationship (...)
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    The Nature of Water:Basia Irland Reveals The?Is? And The?Ought?Lisa Gerber - 2003 - Ethics and the Environment 8 (1):37-50.
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