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Outline 11/4/08 Nature’s Nation- (Science, Technology, and Nature) I. Early Views- America is nature’s nation A. Errand into the Wilderness a. America has to expand its land to the West b. John Quincy Adams argued that expanding can “conquer time”. America can defeat the aging process. Using space to conquer time c. In the process America is being reborn. B. The Book of Nature II. Romantic Nature A. Thoreau and Walden (1854) 1. Thoreau- attempts to live in the wilderness i. naturalist and transcendentalist ii. Believed in anarchy through civil disobedience iii. The farther we get away from nature, the more corrupt we become iv. American nature will redeem 2. Walden i. Thoreau story about living in nature ii. Civil Disobedience , an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state. iii. Thoreau stayed among nature at Walden Pond in Concord Mass. B. Environmental morality
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