Wilderness as Philosophical Home

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225507
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235506 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Wilderness as Philosophical Home

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This chapter discusses Henry Bugbee's thoughts on wilderness that was influenced by Gabriel Marcel, who was much indebted to the work of Josiah Royce. Wilderness is where people always find themselves and where they are inevitably in the process of finding themselves. Bugbee sees human philosophical activity as an ongoing experiment to make ourselves at home in this wilderness. In his essay entitled The Inward Morning, which he subtitles A Philosophical Exploration, Bugbee notes a recurrent experience that faces all philosophical inquirers.

Keywords: wilderness; Henry Bugbee; Gabriel Marcel; Josiah Royce; The Inward Morning

Chapter.  5413 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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