, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 261–265 | Cite as

The force of wilderness within the ubiquity of cyberspace

  • Albert Borgmann
Open Forum


Wilderness and cyberspace are opposites and yet are poorly defined and set off against each other. Wilderness, in fact, is enveloped by cyberspace and so seems to have become disposable and replaceable. The legal delimitation of wilderness requires us, however, to stop and consider how to cross over into it, and if entered thoughtfully, the wilderness can teach us to recognize how, within cyberspace, it has attained a new kind of sacred force.


Artificial Cyberspace Nature The sacred Ubiquity Wilderness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

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