Rediscovering and Rethinking Leopold's Green Fire

Aldo Leopold shot a wolf a hundred years ago, the most iconic wolf kill in conservation history, a shooting now historically confirmed, which three decades later he elevated into his "green fire" metaphor and symbol. There are tensions. Was Leopold a hypocrite? He spent the rest of his lif...

Full description

Saved in:  
Bibliographic Details
Published in:Environmental ethics
Main Author: Rolston, Holmes 1932-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Check availability: HBZ Gateway
Journals Online & Print:
Drawer...
Published: Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas [2015]
In:Environmental ethics
Year: 2015, Volume: 37, Issue: 1, Pages: 45-55
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
doi
Description
Summary:Aldo Leopold shot a wolf a hundred years ago, the most iconic wolf kill in conservation history, a shooting now historically confirmed, which three decades later he elevated into his "green fire" metaphor and symbol. There are tensions. Was Leopold a hypocrite? He spent the rest of his life hunting and trying to produce more game to kill. Thinking like a mountain, thinking big in the big outdoors, there is a dramatic shift of focus from a dying wolf's eyes to a land ethic. Thinking big enough, globally, Leopold saving wolves, or wilderness, or game management seems simplistic and parochial before global warming or environmental justice. Still, Leopold is on a moral frontier.
ISSN:2153-7895
Contains:Enthalten in: Environmental ethics
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics20153714