Wild, Not Wild

The nature of humans, dogs and other animals.

Wild, wildness, wilderness. We utter these words as if their meanings are self-evident, and that’s how the trouble begins. Like “truth,” “love” and “God,” the word “wild” is so fraught with implications, with greatly varying ways of seeing the world, that it can signify all sorts of things… and nothing at all. So we must clarify matters before using this word in any serious discussion about…



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Walt McLaughlin

Philosopher of wildness, writing about the divine in nature, being human, and backcountry excursions.