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Juhani Pietarinen

Ihminen ja metsä.

Pietarinen J. (1987). Ihminen ja metsä. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5322. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15479

English title: Man and the forest.


Four basic attitudes towards forests are distinguished: In utilitarianism the forest is seen merely as a means of increasing the standard of living. Humanism strives for the forest use in the service of educational ideals. Mysticism aims at an immediate experience of unity between man and nature. Primitivism denies all human privileges in nature. These attitudes describe that multiple relations exist between man and forest. An essential question is which attitude can best be defended.

The paper is based on a lecture given in the seminar ‘The forest as a Finnish cultural entity’, held in Helsinki in 1986. The PDF includes a summary in English.

Original keywords
metsä; utilismi; mystisismi; humanismi; primitivismi; asenteet

English keywords
forest; utilitarism; humanism; primitivism; mysticism; attitudes

Published in 1987

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