Romanticism and American National Parks

Romanticism and American National Parks - "Romanticism...

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"Romanticism and American National Parks" - Stanford E. Demars Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:12 PM What is Demars' basic premise concerning national parks and their landscapes? o National parks seek to freeze landscapes in time, preserve them for future generations o People chose to set aside certain landscapes o The original national parks were special as defined by the culture in which they were established National parks reflect the values of the time Why is that relevant today? o The original values are important today because they show us how our values have changed o Also tells us about how different places have changed What are the values of "romanticism", as used here? o We know truth through experience with nature, rather than knowing truth solely through detached objective analysis or science Not saying that science is wrong, it just doesn't go far enough and doesn't give all of the answers o Can't ultimately know truth, except through intuition o We encounter God through nature, He is directly represented through nature
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