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" In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the landcommunity to plain member and citizen of it. "
Management Planning for Nature Conservation: A Theoretical Basis & Practical ... - Page 86
by Mike Alexander - 2007 - 426 pages
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Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: Searching for Compatibility in ...

2002 - 143 pages
...recognition of the ecological connection to the land that humans share with other organisms, when he wrote, "A land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from...land-community to plain member and citizen of it." The task for those who are charged with managing human use of lands in the Arctic for the sustainability...
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Nature, God and Humanity: Envisioning an Ethics of Nature

Richard L. Fern - 2002 - 267 pages
...sweeping claims about our identity as human beings. In one Thoreau-like moment, he argues (240) that "a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from...land-community to plain member and citizen of it." Here, Leopold flags the role a transformed sense of self plays in the formation of a genuinely holistic...
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Searching for Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Philosophy of ...

Bryan G. Norton, Professor of Philosophy Bryan G Norton - 2003 - 554 pages
...ecology is the key to a new morality. To understand our role in the biological world is to reject hubris: "a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from...land-community to plain member and citizen of it" (Leopold, 1949, p. 204). The goal, after the transformation to a new perspective, is to understand...
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The Good in Nature and Humanity: Connecting Science, Religion, and ...

Stephen R. Kellert, Timothy J. Farnham, Timothy Farnham - 2002 - 278 pages
...the community to include soils, water, plants, and animals, or collectively, the land." He wrote that "a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from...the land-community to plain member and citizen of it."3 This implies respect for his fellow members and also respect for the community. Leopold thought...
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Searching for Paradise: Economic Development and Environmental Change in the ...

Douglas E. Booth - 2002 - 273 pages
...include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively the land." Moreover, according to Leopold, "a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from...the land-community to plain member and citizen of it."9 In the end, this debate over ethical foundations is important in a democratic society only to...
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The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization

Jeffrey Kaplan, HelÚne L÷÷w - 2002 - 353 pages
...collectively: the land. ... It is wrong when it tends otherwise." This perspective, Leopold wrote, "changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of...land-community to plain member and citizen of it. Foreman recounted how this ethic was born in a wilderness epiphany Leopold had as a young man working...
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Planning Canadian Regions

Gerald Hodge, Ira M. Robinson - 2002 - 473 pages
...of the famous wildlife biologist Aldo Leopold (1969, 403) who, half a century ago, said that the new land ethic "changes the role of Homo Sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain members and citizens of it." A contemporary Canadian planner sees it as a step towards a new form of...
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Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

Ivan Goodbody, Elizabeth M. Thomas-Hope - 2002 - 496 pages
...obligations. Yet the conqueror role is ultimately self-defeating. A comprehensive "nature ethic", like a land ethic, "changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community or environment to plain member and citizen of it" (Leopold, 1968: 204). The community must be involved...
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Applied Ethics: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 4

Ruth F. Chadwick, Doris Schroeder - 2002 - 363 pages
...liberalism.4 Aldo Leopold also draws upon metaphors of political liberalism when he tells us that his land ethic "changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land community to plain member and citizen of it." For animal liberationists it is as if the ideological...
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Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment: A Republican Critique of the Philosophes

Graeme Garrard - 2003 - 190 pages
...boundaries of the community to include soils waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land. ... In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens...member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such. 6 The "fellow-members" that Leopold refers...
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