Category Archives: Philosophy

32nd Featured Thinker: Tobi Luck

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Tobi Luck is a gardener, living and working on the edge of the wild Atlantic, in County Sligo. His garden exists in a constant dynamic; the gentle sensitive cultivation and management of growing food against an uncontrollable elemental backdrop of an edge-dwelling location.

Between land and sea, Tobi has created a niche that exists alongside wilderness. This week’s featured thinker reminds of our interdependence with a system that does not rely on us.
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31st Featured Thinker: Phil Hanceford

Grand Staircase, Escalente Utah. Image: Phil Hanceford, 2008

Grand Staircase, Escalente National Monument, Utah. Image: Phil Hanceford, 2008

Phil Hanceford is the Assistant Director, of The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center and uses  his knowledge of natural resource law and policy to protect desert wildlands in the West stewarded by the Bureau of Land Management. This article co-written with his colleague, Nada Culver, senior counsel and director presents the BLM’s work to protect desert wilderness.

Illustrated with Phil’s beautiful images, the article relates the ‘coming-of-age story about an agency that was late to receive the responsibilities of its sibling agencies’.

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14th Featured Thinker: Adrian Harris

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This week, we are joined by psychotherapist and researcher, Adrian Harris presenting his essay, “Where is Wilderness?

What do we mean by wilderness? Some claim that the notion is misleading romanticism or simply describes a kind of museum of nature (Talbot). Can we challenge such critiques or must we abandon the idea of wilderness altogether? An alternative is  to step sideways and instead of trying to answer the question posed by the current debate – i.e. what is wilderness? – we consider something altogether more puzzling: Where is wilderness?

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