Just Visiting: A Working Concept of “Wilderness” for Environmental Ethics and Ordinary Language

  • Raquel Robles

Abstract

This paper argues for retaining the concept of “wilderness” as a significant ethical category and considers arguments by J. Baird Callicott and William Cronon for abandoning it. Counters by Paul M. Keeling and Scott Friskics are evaluated and defended. Lastly, the paper recommends thinking of the term “wilderness” as belonging to a certain range of meanings on a spectrum of naturalness.

Published
2018-04-19
How to Cite
Robles, R. (2018). Just Visiting: A Working Concept of “Wilderness” for Environmental Ethics and Ordinary Language. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 9, 17-25. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/17
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