My main sources are texts, the usual materials for conceptual inquiry, an abstract
path fraught with peril, and a path that's easy to get lost in. It has happened to me.
My emphasis on the self as a singular is at odds with our current stress on what ...
Author: Peter H. Kahn, Jr.
Publisher: MIT Press
A compelling case for connecting with the wild, for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature—a city park, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connecting with wild nature—untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered and unmediated by technological artifice. We can love the wild. We can fear it. We are strengthened and nurtured by it. As a species, we came of age in a natural world far wilder than today's, and much of the need for wildness still exists within us, body and mind. The Rediscovery of the Wild considers ways to engage with the wild, protect it, and recover it—for our psychological and physical well-being and to flourish as a species. The contributors offer a range of perspectives on the wild, discussing such topics as the evolutionary underpinnings of our need for the wild; the wild within, including the primal passions of sexuality and aggression; birding as a portal to wildness; children's fascination with wild animals; wildness and psychological healing; the shifting baseline of what we consider wild; and the true work of conservation.
51. jack Turner, The Abstract Wild (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1996
), xv. 52. jennifer Price, Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America (
New York: Basic Books, New York). 53. Turner, Abstract Wild, 28. 54.
Author: Ralph R. Acampora
Publisher: Lexington Books
Metamorphoses of the Zoo marshals a unique compendium of critical interventions that envision novel modes of authentic encounter that cultivate humanity's biophilic tendencies without abusing or degrading other animals. These take the form of radical restructurings of what were formerly zoos or map out entirely new, post-zoo sites or experiences. The result is a volume that contributes to moral progress on the inter-species front and eco-psychological health for a humankind whose habitats are now mostly citified or urbanizing.
I'm not contradicting you on the point of abstract principles . I never had the
education for it . Why , I don't suppose there's a man living knows less about the abstract principles of ' igh Art than me ! And I believe Mr. Hughes here'll bear me
out in ...
Wild Earth 6 (Winter 1996–97): 36–45; Susan Zakin, “Shake Up: Greens inside
the Beltway,” High Country News, November 11, 1996. ... See also Jack Turner, The Abstract Wild (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996). Bayfield Press ...
Author: James W. Feldman
Publisher: University of Washington Press
The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island forests. The consequences of human choices made more than a century ago can still be read in today�s wild landscapes. A Storied Wilderness traces the complex history of human interaction with the Apostle Islands. In the 1930s, resource extraction made it seem like the islands� natural beauty had been lost forever. But as the island forests regenerated, the ways that people used and valued the islands changed - human and natural processes together led to the rewilding of the Apostles. In 1970, the Apostles were included in the national park system and ultimately designated as the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. How should we understand and value wild places with human pasts? James Feldman argues convincingly that such places provide the opportunity to rethink the human place in nature. The Apostle Islands are an ideal setting for telling the national story of how we came to equate human activity with the loss of wilderness characteristics, when in reality all of our cherished wild places are the products of the complicated interactions between human and natural history. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frECwkA6oHs
Joy S . Kasson , Buffalo Bill ' s Wild West : Celebrity , Memory , and Popular
History ( New York : Hill and Wang , 2000 ) , p . 8 . ... Jack Turner , “ Wildness and
the Defense of Nature , ” in The Abstract Wild ( Tucson : University of Arizona
Author: Michael L. Johnson
Americans have had an enduring yet ambivalent obsession with the West as both a place and a state of mind. Michael L. Johnson considers how that obsession originated, how it has determined attitudes toward and activities in the West, and how it has changed over the centuries.
A Walk in the Wild John Lister-Kaye. Neal, E., 1948. The Badger. Collins ... Short
Sketches of the Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands. John Murray.
London. Thompson, F. ... The Abstract Wild. University of Arizona Press. Tucson.
Author: John Lister-Kaye
Publisher: Canongate Books
“This wonderful collection of wildlife encounters will make anyone want to pull on their boots and re-discover the world on our doorsteps.”—Kate Humble, TV host & author For the last thirty years, naturalist John Lister-Kaye has taken the same circular walk from his home deep in a Scottish glen up to a small hill loch. Each day brings a new observation or an unexpected encounter—a fragile spider’s web, an osprey struggling to lift a trout from the water or a woodcock exquisitely camouflaged on her nest—and every day, on his return home, he records his thoughts in a journal. Drawing on this lifetime of close observation, At The Water’s Edge encourages us to look again at the nature around us, to discover its wildness for ourselves and to respect and protect it. “A delight.”—Country Life “This is a quiet but rousing call to action for anyone who loves the natural world and wants to help preserve it.”—Sunday Telegraph “I’d put it in the hands of anyone who ever enjoyed a day out in the fresh air, even those who don’t think they like the countryside: they’ve got to be seduced by this prose.”—BBC Radio Scotland “Beautifully observed and rich in description, the book sounds too with an urgent voice, warning of what will be lost to us should we continue to take too little action to protect the natural world.”—Esther Woolfson, author of Field Notes from a Hidden City “A thoughtful analyst of the evolutionary interplay between human being and animal.”—The Times
Author: BusinessNews PublishingPublish On: 2017-01-30
BOOK ABSTRACT Buck Wild is Slivinski's critical analysis of the Republican
Party and how its abandonment of limited government principles betrays the very
foundation of the party and threatens the future of the country. Slivinski believes
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Category: Political Science
The must-read summary of Stephen A. Slivinski's book: “Buck Wild: How Republicans Blew the Bank and Became the Party of Big Government”. This complete summary of "Buck Wild" by Stephen A. Slivinski, a renowned American economist, presents his argument that the Republican Party has become more fiscally irresponsible in office than the Democrats, and have adopted principles that betray the very foundation of the party and threaten the future of America. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how taxpayer money is spent in America • Expand your knowledge of American politics and economics To learn more, read "Buck Wild" and discover how a party that once embraced fiscal conservatism changed once they were in office.
But the theory also contained, in the abstract idea of rational individuals, many
hidden assumptions about the 'proper' market roles of men and women. In
general, men were assumed to be dominant over women and women
subservient to ...
Author: Will Wright
Category: Social Science
This book, written by the author of the celebrated volume Six Guns and Society, explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world. It shows how the cultural icon of the Wild West speaks to deep desires of individualism and liberty and offers a vision of social contract theory in which a free and equal individual (the cowboy) emerges from the state of nature (the wilderness) to build a civil society (the frontier community). The metaphor of the Wild West retained a commitment to some limited government (law and order) but rejected the notion of the fully codified state as too oppressive (the corrupt sheriff). Compelling and magnificently suggestive, the book unpacks one of the core icons of our time.
Fichte, his great predecessor, perceived nature as “the abstract limitation of the
infinite striving of spirit”. Schelling's friend and contemporary Hegel saw nature as
“the realm of difference”, which is to say the domain in which things exist insofar ...
Author: Hans Gerding
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Scientists rarely take ‘paranormal experiences’ seriously. Furthermore, in the recent past the concept of the ‘paranormal’ did not even exist in philosophy. William James, who extensively studied mediumistic phenomena, labelled them ‘wild beasts of the philosophical desert’. This book demonstrates that to important philosophers – from Kant to Derrida – controversial phenomena like telepathy and clairvoyance were serious topics. The authors of this collection have studied relevant texts that have hitherto received little attention, and illustrate how each of the philosophers in question thoughtfully interpreted exceptional experiences that seem to go beyond our understanding.
... by the memory of Pocohontas , who sheltered in her arms the gallant Smith ,
and confronted the death - blow that was destined to lay him low . The mind of
woman is thought incapable of grasping the mighty volume of the abstract
this thought directly , they have employed allegorical vehicles , now of pictorial ,
now of abstract character , and , curiously , though each of the vehicles succeeds
in conveying at least a hint of the tenor of the message , none actually elucidates
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: New World Library
The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces explores the origins of myth from the Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends, explaining in a collection of essays how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time.
It is simply impossible for him to grasp the abstract idea that anything is wrong in
itself. He has no word, or set of words, by which the ideas of moral right and
wrong can be conveyed to him ; his nearest synonyms are the words good and
But the whole idea of using a story to dare someone to do something is fairly abstract. All that to say: we're using the opening exercise tointroduce the abstract
ideaofusing a story to issue a dare, notto introduce the subject of obeying Jesus ...
Author: Jeannie Oestreicher
Weekly studies to reinforce what junior highers are learning from their Wild Truth JournalThese Bible lessons send students straight to the words of Jesus to discover the truth, then dare them to live that truth today. Includes games, activities, sketches, handouts, and reproducible worksheets.
In his book The Abstract Wild, Jack Turner explains Doug Peacock's rituals
among the grizzly bears as follows: they are an “attempt to fill a void in our
traditions, an attempt to integrate the wild and the self by myth.” Turner sensibly
admits that ...
Author: David Gessner
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Inspired by a rough-and-tumble journey across country and down river, David Gessner makes the case for a new environmentalism. In a frank, funny, and incisive call to arms that spans from the Cape Wind Project to the Monkey Wrench Gang, he considers why we do or do not fight to protect and restore wilderness, and reminds us why it’s time to join the fray. Though environmental awareness is on the rise, our march toward ecological collapse continues. What was once a movement based primarily on land preservation, endangered species, and policy reform is now a fractured mess of back-to-the-landers, capitalist “green lifestyle” vendors, technology worshipers, and countless special interest groups. Known as an environmental advocate “reminiscent of Edward Abbey” (Library Journal), Gessner rebels against this fragmented environmentalism and holier-than-thou posturing. He also suggests that global problems, though real, are disempowering. While introducing us to lovable, stubborn Dan Driscoll, “a regular guy fighting a local fight for a limited wilderness,” he argues instead for a movement focused on local issues and grounded in a more basic, more holistic—and ultimately more effective—defense of home.
The chapter title 'THE WILD AS A PROJECT OF THE SELF' is a quotation from
Jack Turner's The Abstract Wild (University of Arizona Press, 1996). The
quotation attributed to John Lilly on page 254 is taken from Tanks for the
Author: Abi Andrews
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
THE OFFICIAL NORTH AMERICAN EDITION! "Beguiling, audacious... rises to its own challenges in engaging intellectually as well as wholeheartedly with its questions about gender, genre and the concept of wilderness. The novel displays wide reading, clever writing and amusing dialogue." —The Guardian This is a new kind of nature writing — one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape. Erin, a 19-year-old girl from middle England, is travelling to Alaska on a journey that takes her through Iceland, Greenland, and across Canada. She is making a documentary about how men are allowed to express this kind of individualism and personal freedom more than women are, based on masculinist ideas of survivalism and the shunning of society: the “Mountain Man.” She plans to culminate her journey with an experiment: living in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, a la Thoreau, to explore it from a feminist perspective. The book is a fictional time capsule curated by Erin, comprising of personal narrative, fact, anecdote, images and maps, on subjects as diverse as The Golden Records, Voyager 1, the moon landings, the appropriation of Native land and culture, Rachel Carson, The Order of The Dolphin, The Doomsday Clock, Ted Kaczynski, Valentina Tereshkova, Jack London, Thoreau, Darwin, Nuclear war, The Letters of Last Resort and the pill, amongst many other topics. "Refreshingly outward-looking in a literary culture that turns ever inward to the self, although it still has profound moments of introspection. Uplifting, with a thirsty curiosity, the writing is playful and exuberant. Riffing on feminist ideas but unlimited in scope, Andrews focuses our attention on our beautiful, doomed planet, and the astonishing things we have yet to discover." —Ruth McKee, The Irish Times
Jack Turner, in his fierce reflection on the fate and meaning of wildness in the
present moment (The Abstract Wild), makes a case that the two issues are related
, that until we retrieve a sense of wildness as something real, palpable, and ...
Author: Douglas E. Christie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.
She began thus : “ Enlightened fellow - citizens ! I stand here to demonstrate a
grand principle - two grand principles . First , the abstract right of every woman to
be a citizen ; to claim a vote , to * Very ra . No , sir . for us 180 THE WILD
The mere routine of living brings a stupid kind of wisdom with it , by blunting our
intelligence with work ; and on the other hand , a life passed in the limbo of the abstract or in the abysses of the moral world , produces a sort of wisdom run mad