Notes from the Porkies 2

“The shallow-minded modern who has lost his rootage in the land assumes that he has already discovered what is important; it is such who prate of empires, political or economic, that will last a thousand years. It is only the scholar who appreciates that all history consists of successive excursions from a single starting point,... Continue Reading →

the land ethic – part 3

8/28 - S.C.A. 239 Land as community, when this idea “penetrates our intellectual life”, the land ethic will come to enlarge the notion of community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals: the land. This is a key point to keep in mind: that often, when we consider the land, we think only of the... Continue Reading →

the land ethic – part 1

What is a land ethic? Aldo Leopold considered an ethic, in ecological terms, as a “limitation on freedom of action in the struggle for existence.” An ecological ethic limits our action upon the our struggle for existence. But our struggle for existence has shifted, and is no longer so much a struggle against the... Continue Reading →

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