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<BrentNewhall> Yeah, I'm having a difficult time understanding why Morris Berman makes the statement you quote. In Medieval times, nature was very much feared. The notion of nature as a beautiful, harmonious wonderland only started with the poets of the Enlightenment ("the first tree-huggers," as my college Western Civ professor put it). There was very little sense of "belonging" up to that point.
And, of course, this all appears to ignore the East, which has a completely different set of viewpoints.
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