Environmental Philosophy

Volume 3, Issue 2, Fall 2006

Joan Maloof
Pages 5-7

The Thing Itself, under Asphalt

Where is the disconnect between what we consider beautiful, and how we actually shape our surroundings? Is there something about humans coming together as civilizations that results in the destruction of beauty and biodiversity? This essay examines the world through the history of forests – and it raises more questions than it answers – but the questions are of vital importance.