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Muir and Milton for Tuesday

Hi everyone,

For Tuesday, after reading Kay Milton’s chapter “Knowing Nature Through Experience” alongside John Muir’s writings, post on the following questions:

How does John Muir’s perspective on nature, and on direct experience with the non-human world, differ from the perspectives proposed by other writers we have discussed (such as Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau and Bello)?  How would Cronon characterize Muir’s attitude toward “wilderness” and “the wilderness experience”?

What does Kay Milton have to say about  “Knowing Nature Through Experience”?  What is her primary argument?

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