• Buying the Wilderness Experience: The Comodification of the Sublime
    Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 4 (1): 22-38. 2012.
    This study examines some of the implications of guided wilderness trips against the theoretical framework of the sublime as Kant sets out in the Critique of Judgment. In particular, it focuses on the role of professional guides as providers of distancing protection from wild and dangerous nature—at the same time as they attempt to facilitate a possible aweinspiring encounter with nature in its wild otherness. This exercise of power by capital makes the guide an odd locus of power dynamics—at onc…Read more