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Frog Pond PhilosophyEssays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature$
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Strachan Donnelley, Ceara Donnelley, and Bruce Jennings

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167275

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.001.0001

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Leopold’s Darwin

Leopold’s Darwin

Climbing Mountains, Developing Land

(p.102) 14 Leopold’s Darwin
Frog Pond Philosophy

Strachan Donnelley

, Ceara Donnelley, Bruce Jennings
University Press of Kentucky

This chapter contains one of the most detailed and extended discussions of the thought of Aldo Leopold in the book. Leopold represents a synthesis of evolutionary, Darwinian thought and an ecological and conservation perspective. The issues Leopold addressed are perennial ones in the history of Western philosophy. He stressed not timeless essence and transcendence but dynamic worldliness, adaptation, and transformation. His thought is not dogmatic or certain but nuanced and ambivalent. It has a scientific and a spiritual side. In the end Leopold can help us be guided by the demands of our own humanity and our historical natural home, and we can be moved by broad, generous, and nuanced senses of moral care, fairness, and respect for the various forms and capacities of life.

Keywords:   Aldo Leopold, Charles Darwin, Leopold’s philosophy, care, fairness, respect for life

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